Friday, June 01, 2007

Private and Sacred Path




Another path to the coast to a house in Cambria. Done one vacation a while back, recently touched up. Can't fix the even horizon line though. Oil 6x8



Oil 8x10 on linen board. This is In Sierra Madre, a side access entrance to the retreat of a Group of Holy Father Christ like religious dudes who will be mega rich when they finally sell the land they are on. It's the last and largest undeveloped piece of property in the area. There Holy sects title escapes me at the moment. It's something like" Sacred Divinity Brothers of the Bleeding Baby Jesus" or something. It sounds vaguely pedophileish these days. I've painted several of the paths there, this being the latest. The composition is slightly blocked by the elements that literally block the path, but folks tell me it's not an issue.

24 Comments:

Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Very cool! I don't know if I'd want to be a kid and get stuck on this trail, though.
I think the blockage adds to the comp.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Good one. You know how much I like your path paintings.

11:33 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Will... I wouldn't mind a walk down that path anytime. The color choice gives it a warm and inviting appeal. Cool how you use the tree to keep the viewer from wandering off frame while following the path. Really an enjoyable work.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful painting. The blockage helps tell the story - no problem. I love your color choices.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Very inspiring, William. I intend to sneak in a landscape or two this summer (my first attempts) because of some of the work you've shared.

7:53 AM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

Love the color palette on the Cambria painting... Nice work!

10:11 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I especially like the Cambria painting, the horizon doesn't bother me. Nice thick paint, interesting orange sky and contrasting blue horizon. The cool blue-green foreground is a nice touch.

Tony

3:05 PM  
Blogger C. Ousley said...

I really like the color harmony and composition in Cambria. Nice work on both.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Wonderful painings!! Love the mood in these pieces.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Justin Clayton said...

Love the house in Cambria painting... the muted colors are really nice. Is this an evening piece?

7:03 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

The colors in the top painting are super nice. I am especially drawn to the sky.

1:29 PM  
Blogger enb said...

I like the cool colored foreground leading to the warm path on the top painting.
nice one!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Wodjo said...

Love the colors in these Bill

10:45 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG -- I went from thinking it made it intresting, to thinking it made not work to back again. ;-)

9:42 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Honey! Another for you. ;-)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

"Sacred Divinity Brothers of the Bleeding Baby Jesus"! You're something, Bill. Hillarious.

12:15 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thaks Wk-- I didn't know... ;-)

4:51 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Cara!

4:51 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thaks Mike-- I hope you go for it.

4:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks eric an oldie is now I hope a new goodie.

4:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Funny how long that horizon had it on the junk pile.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

wow Bill.. I really like the first one with the winding path. The colour is very subdued.. but has a ton of life. You made it dark without looking to dark!!! great piece!

Mike

10:36 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Mike the simple ones are the best I think...

1:37 PM  
Blogger Miles said...

i'm liking the color on the top one a LOT!

7:45 PM  

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