Sunday, October 14, 2007

SLO 2: Los Osos




12x16 oil on linen
This was the second afternoon of the paint out. I was on the Los Osos side of Moro Bay about 4 blocks from where we stayed and running out of time. I was originally thinking about a boat picture, but in the end thought that was all to conventional so I turned my back to the bay and painted the back fence of some of the older houses at the bay edge. I was attracted the dramatic light on the house and the big shadow shape on the ice plant. Also my decision became pragmatic due to the time constraints of the peaking light.
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24 Comments:

Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Another beautiful painting. Just wanted to chime in here because I've been silently observing for a while : )

3:57 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Beautiful, love it! I'm waiting for some checks to come, when they do, I'm ordering your book!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

You make it look so easy! I like the little flecks of yellow in there. : )

12:56 PM  
Blogger Ambera said...

Looks great! Makes me wish for warmer weather and wist for summer days in Nova Scotia...

1:16 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Another nice one!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Fabi├ín Fucci said...

An awesome color burst at the house.

3:08 AM  
Blogger James said...

I am interested in how the detail on the houses draws me in to the painting. Something must have been throwing that big purple shadow across the foreground. It is like a half abstract/half representational painting. How many paintings did you do at SLO2? Guess we had to be there to see the rest...:)

4:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Katz--

I sensed your presence.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

That red roof is stunning William. This piece has a wonderful Rothko quality to it where color is king. Great composition and lovely details.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Tom Brown said...

Beautiful piece!
Tom Brown
http://tombrownfineart.blogspot.com/

8:44 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Lookin good man! Love the motion in the grass.

12:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hurry Jason,
Only half the print run left.

5:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks L-- sometimes it is, sometimes.... Not so....

5:09 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

hey Ambera,

Hey you get to do winter.
You have a good eye for rendering, you have come a long way on your own, but I'd try and get some formal education if I were you.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

another great painting man. wonderful as always.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Ramses said...

Great paint , the colors look's fantastic!

7:33 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks thor!

8:20 PM  
Blogger marco piersma said...

Beautiful light.
I like the way you've painted the tree. Nice fast strokes.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Doris Joa said...

that is a beautiful painting. I love the red roof and the greens - perfect.

2:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Fabin! thank you!

8:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

James I'll put most of them up, about 6 I think. One I trashed.

8:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Cooper-- Rothko? ok ;-) Big shapes I guess.

8:48 PM  
Blogger david gemmill said...

this one is really nice!

12:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Bellinger said...

Hi William,
I really like your work! Such strong compositions, great color. I'll add you to my favorite blogs so I can visit often!

7:22 PM  

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