Sunday, September 23, 2007

Old Garage, Monrovia and show




This alleyway in Monrovia I'd been by a few times, but the light was just right this day. The sagging old garage may have been a hay storage mini barn back in the day. Not many of these left around here... The original is 16x24, but this is a crop of the whole, as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't scan these one in two pieces that would match like I usually do. I will have to go to art works and have the whole painting professionally shot, but something new must go up...
I’ll post the whole version soon.

After the show was almost rained out, the skies parted at just in time for the opening. The show went so well last night I never had anytime to take any photos! I was either signing books, schmoozing or bouncing off the walls. I feel bad that I didn't get to spend much time with any one person, but good that it was so busy. Lots of old and new friends showed up, decent sales and as Laura the Gallery owner said: not the same old local gallery crowd, fresh blood. The down notes were a good friend got lost and couldn't find the show and we forget about the Jewish holiday so some friends / collectors couldn't make it. Check you calendar kids when making opening plans!

Check the Segil Fine art link to see an online version of the show.>>>>












Justin’s wife Natalie took the one of me and him Sharon and I took the rest the day after. Painter Buddy Ron Guthrie came thru with some crowd shots!

33 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

This is great to see the photos of the gallery. I love your new painting of the red garage. I use to work in Monrovia so know the area fairly well.

I'm only 20 miles (if that) down the 210 to the east. I need to see your work in person some day.

Love your work.

sandy.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

Yes, if you are within driving distance this is a great show!
Incredible pictures William.
I wish you all the best.
Did you see the sky at sunset? It was definitely a Wray sky.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Mike M said...

Congrats Bud! Happy things went so well...you deserve it.

Wish I could have been there.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

I'm glad the show went well, wish I could have been there, nice set up! Looking forward to seeing the whole painting (up above, barn piece), I love the desaturated feel you've got going on there, awesome lighting!

5:12 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

Congratulations on your show! It looks like you had a good crowd, and of course the paintings are wonderful.
*Nice framing, btw! : )

7:43 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Sweet, man, the show looks fantastic! Your hard work has paid off, it all looks really great. Can't wait to see it in person.

Your new piece is beautiful, I especially like the car, you always have a great way of painting those. What is that, a Pacer? A Pinto? And it's a nice shape up against the white background of that house.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Great job Honey... it was a fantastic evening!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Congrats! Looks great, I wish I could have been there, too...

1:34 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Traffic was great..

1:47 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I'm glad the show went well. I never thought of checking for holidays, that's a good idea (hindsight, right?).

6:44 PM  
Blogger Process Junkie said...

Congratulations on a successful show!

Many blessings!

—Alberto Ruiz

8:37 PM  
Blogger MitchLoidolt said...

very nice ~ it's wonderful to check back in and see lots of good things happening!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

It looks like a great show, Bill. I'm really happy to see it. Congratulations.

1:00 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ok Sandy, no excuse! Get out here. One man shows are not an everyday occurance.

7:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Robin didn't see anything but a blur.

7:50 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks school boy Mike!

10:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jason God knows when I'll have time to take it to artworks--

10:22 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Leslie-- Framing house in LA's Chinatown -- best prices around.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Deborah Paris said...

Congratulations on a great show! And thanks for the post to my blog- very succinct!

Deborah

9:37 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony, I'm ashamed to say I never looked that close..

8:31 PM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

Congrats on a great show William, wish I could have been there. National Ready Mix and Crane are my favorites.I am Really enjoying your book.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I had a great time at your show. Seeing your work in person was so amazing!

1:34 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Honey you were a big help in every way, but next time bring Mooky.

9:55 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Thor-- Some day!

9:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks for Coming WK--

9:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG yeah, never assume....

9:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you Alberto. I have a box of books for you.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

That's a really great looking show Bill - and I love the name of the exhibition!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Looks like it was a great show - Anybody would be proud with a body of work like that! congrats!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill. WOW congratulations on what looks like a killer show!! Your work looks like it was hung and presented brillianty. I didn't realize that your pieces were actually that large??? Are these all studio pieces done or inspired from your PA work??

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jamar said...

Belated Congratulations my man!

I need to get on your mailing list. . .

3:13 PM  
Blogger Janice D said...

This may be my second message...not an experienced blogger, but we bought
Stairway to Heaven; it arrived...Wonderful! Your work has had a huge influence on my work...no more pretty landscapes!

Hope to see you offering a workshop sometime soon.

Janice D

1:42 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Janice-- thatks so much for buying STH- It was bitter sweet as I really wanted to keep that one. I'm gald it's going to an artist.

6:12 PM  

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