Thursday, November 22, 2007

Studebaker Road, Long Beach


16x24 oil on wood

When we are headed to Long Beach on our bikes and are bored of taking the same old bike path along the San Gabriel River, we ride along Studebaker road. I envy the folks who live there because it's a really wide street, so wide in fact they have two sets of curbs that create extra streets on either side designed for extra parking and a street safe for kids to play. Of course there is plenty of room to park your recreational vehicle or trailer like this old Sunbeam. Coming home late from the beach the street light was throwing down light and shadow on Sunbeam in just the way that I found to be an appealing nocturne subject.

32 Comments:

Blogger Fabi├ín Fucci said...

I always had a special interest in this kind of lighting, as it has the feeling of a cold beer during a summer night. I'm glad you painted it. Good job!

6:43 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

This is a good one, a really simple and understated palette. But that signature of yours is getting bigger and bigger... is this some kind of Freudian symbolism?

9:51 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Nice, looks a bit like a "brighter" version of your book-cover ;) ...

3:06 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

Ahhh, this is perfection! Nice one!

10:53 AM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Now this one is my favorite, love the light, the colour, the looseness - perfect!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Deborah Paris said...

It rocks. Love the warm lighting and how it makes the trailer glow.

5:08 PM  
Blogger pumml said...

Hot damn! This is one of my new favorites. Beautiful.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Wow William! So so nice, the light, the colours. So beautiful, I really love it.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Warm and inviting. Even for a camper parked in questionable safety, it looks like it holds all the warmth of home.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Now you're swingin', Bill! Great color combo & brush/knife work.

4:32 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

extra cool work here....

9:50 AM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

Your light shines so bright that it looks almost looks like an explosion. Pretty damn good painting!

12:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Fabian,

Nice metaphor! Night photos add more warmth than is there, but I like the distortion.

10:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Tony-- Yes the larger signature goes with the big ego.

10:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yeah Thor, I like subject of the street lamp lighting the car. Hope I haven't worn it out yet.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Ambera said...

I love this kind of light, always wanted to paint something like it. It's an intense painting, really good!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Wowzers man you really know how to paint light! Another winner sir!

6:02 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

S-- I don't know about perfection, but thanks!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

This is fucking gorgeous. You've outdone yourself. I'd ask you to hold this for me, but you'll get a buyer for this (provided you want one) in instants. Bravo!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Steve Lieber said...

Gorgeous stuff Bill.

7:42 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

Hello painter of blight. Love your blight, especially this one! I'm going to post a painting on my blog showing a Sacramento River scene. I aint goin there to paint no more...boreing!! Like you, I want to render blight, urban or suburban, and people (street people, bikers and workers). My blog is fairly new, but if ya got time to squander, check it out. Can I add you as a link? The trailer is pure gold!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Danny Griego said...

Wow, magnificent! I love the way the light drips in this painting. You nailed this one alright.

8:28 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

Hi again. Check out an LA artist by the name of Donald Yatomi. Fantastic urban oils.

8:43 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Just popped in for another look - gee I love this painting!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Not afraid of color, that's for sure! Amazing!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Brave and fantastic. I love the way you've handled the color of night. That light is volcanic!
(We're bracing for our first snow here today and you're riding home from the beach in the dark!?! I need to re-evaluate living in Maine.)

5:42 AM  
Blogger Allan L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Chloe Cumming said...

Wow - there's just something great about this one.

Those colours I can see would be hard to get right.

9:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks AR

7:36 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Debora!

7:37 PM  
Blogger loleta said...

The combination of yellow, red, orange ... gives you a warm air. Nice work!sorry my english

12:37 PM  
Blogger kinga kremer said...

thnx. love at first sight...
http://kkolor.blogspot.com/

9:26 AM  

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