Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pumper Shadows



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Exploring deeper into Long Beach we go we find it's not a beach town, as much as an oil field people live on. The oil pump is omnipresent. Sometimes referred to as Crickets, the Pumpers remind us of big birds pecking the ground in slow motion, making then have a kind of mechanical life. They are being scaled back as housing become more valuable than low yielding wells, but they are still everywhere, particularly clustered the industrial areas, but condos are going up there too. Mixing into a urban oil zone. oil 12x16

34 Comments:

Blogger Fabi├ín Fucci said...

I love this one.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Ambera said...

Hi William!
I think your paintings are fantastic. I'd like to add you to my link list on my own blog if it's alright with you.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

This is one of my favorites!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Mr. Hawthorne said...

My god, the color on these is beautiful! I gotta check back more often.

Mike

2:58 PM  
Blogger Danny Griego said...

Love it, William! You handled the foreground beautifully, and the skewed horizon line adds a nice touch. I love high horizon line paintings and this one definitely qualifies for me.

6:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Fab--

9:05 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Amb-- feel free.

9:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks honey, now I know why you didn't complain about it being on the mantle.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Miles said...

topical beauty and emulsified diffusionary processing embodied by paint with it's own arm

9:35 PM  
Blogger Ramses said...

The color are AWESOME!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Chloe Cumming said...

Fab bumpsome luminositude!

You must get through a lot of white... what brand to you use?

I find the the type of white and the brand can mean big variations in texture, stiffness, oilyness etc. Was just curious.

6:22 AM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

There you go again - doing all sorts of great, unexpected things with paint! This one has a perfect mixture of rawness and detail. Just beautiful!

8:58 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Please do Mike!

8:57 PM  
Blogger stephen erik schirle said...

beautiful colors on this!

nice!

stephen

9:46 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

I love this one; it's a strong design. Hey, I saw your ad in SW Art today-congratulations! It looked great. : )

6:27 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

I love the colour in this - really great!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Mona Mandall said...

Ohhhh..this one is special. Beautiful foreground and feels so desolate. I love your book. It's so nice to have your work right on the coffee table in the spot of honor:)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Daniel Ted said...

Great works. You are an inspiration to frustrated painters like me.

12:33 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Danny, I kinda like this one too. ;-)

12:49 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Miles your insides are challenging to desiccate when you wear them backwards. Slip sideways behind the refrigerator to warm the cricket.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Wonderful heat and light. Terrific palette! One of my favorites.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

Hi William,
Beautiful color, reminds me of early Howard
Terpning art. Really like your work.
I also was illustrator for 25 years, new to blogs. May I link your site on mine.
Stephen Magsig

8:34 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

DANG! Just awesome!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

nice one Bill! Like the composition,
-James

10:45 AM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

Gorgeous William. That foreground is beautiful. I have always loved these critters.

3:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Stephen, I love your work--You are one of the reasons I have tried to interest George Billis in my Work.

I put a bid on one of your e- bay auctions.

8:31 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Ram!

8:32 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Chloe,

As is said on you bolg-Rembrant T- white nice and creamy.

8:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Dan You are so kind---It heartens me when I pass the test with you as I respect yopur burtal honesty.

8:44 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Will - was at the frame shop and saw some of your work... for the show? Awesome paintings. I'll be talking up your show... between now and the 22. And this work you just posted - great.. and not just another pretty picture(s).

10:19 PM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

I love the textures in your paintings.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Lovely piece , nice dramatic shadowplay too.

6:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks SES, I like your work too.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Deborah Paris said...

Beautiful sense of atmosphere- you can walk right into it- and the composition is killer.

9:01 AM  

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