Thursday, November 15, 2007

Closed




12x16 oil om linen

This is a closed Cement loader that some old cars are parked in. I took the reference photo on one of our rides a while ago and don't remember exactly where it was... my guess is South El Monte. I liked the way the shadows created and interesting graphic shape. This one was fun to do I was tiring for a simple higher key painting and it came right out, no muss no fuss.

27 Comments:

Blogger VanDerHoekArt said...

I like the different negative shapes in this painting, they keep my eye moving though it. Your demo. at the Orange Art Assoc. was inspiring. It was very instructive seeing your photos and then watching you use them as a loose reference for the painting. Thank you for coming out this way and being the demo. artist for the month!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

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6:54 AM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

I really like the light & mood!

6:55 AM  
Blogger C. Ousley said...

Your are the master of these backlit subjects. Top notch as usual.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

Inspiring!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Man, those cars look to be in a very precarious situation.

3:53 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Nice work with those whites.

10:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Vanderhoek. It was a good group, I had fun. I think the demo was verbally pretty good, the painting itself so -so.

11:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Thor-- I'm keep it for awhile. ;-)

11:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey C. Bato is the master, I just try and eat his dust.

11:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks S!

11:53 PM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

brilliant sir bill,
love the high key,
interesting knive work,and mood

8:59 AM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I think it turned out nicely. For me, higher-key painting was always hard to pull off.
Looks like among the airy lightness of the painting, a couple of old cars were hoping for some extra cement to end their long lives.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

Killer one Bill, Great composition! - James

8:36 AM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Hey,Bill! Really like your use of the ochre tone which keeps peeking through here and there.

1:33 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Beautifully simple composition, the cool shadow colors have a nice variety. I especially liked that one little brushstroke over the wheel-well on that car.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Ambera said...

The tones are fabulous, as always, you've really captured the feeling of a very particular time of day. Whenever I try, it just doesn't look right. What's your secret? Great painting!

2:39 PM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

Nice high key painting Bill... great use of quite vs. active!

8:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

J-- LOL!

10:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks artp!

10:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Rob-- I did go a bit crazy with the knife.

10:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG It might make a fine art peice to drop a load on them...

10:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks James --Means a lot to me.

10:29 PM  
Blogger marco piersma said...

Like this painting very much.
The light, the composition of the shadows, the colours. Great stuff!

1:27 AM  
Blogger C. Ousley said...

Bato is excellent but your drawing is stronger.

7:00 PM  
Blogger stephen erik schirle said...

love the color palette on this!

11:21 PM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

William, kick ass high key color. How do you do that?

1:44 PM  

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