Monday, January 14, 2008

Old Church, Bodie




Oil on linen 16x20

I have different themed painting from the same trip as the last blog Entry. Above Mammoth Lakes is one of the largest Ghost Towns in California, despite the majority of it burning down in the early sixties. It’s part of the park system and well worth a visit if you’re in the area. I’ve been working on getting enough “Western Themed" paintings to try and enter the annual Western show they have at the Autry Museum. I have two trains done and am working on some buildings. Here is the first one done with traditional Broken color Impressionism in mind.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Another nice one! "Impressionism": That's exactly what I had in mind when I first saw the pic BEFORE reading your text! Thumbs up!

4:32 PM  
Blogger van said...

That point where the light hits the dumpster and the edge of the building just knocks me out. Solid...

5:43 PM  
Blogger American Genius said...

Very nice work. I love your paintings.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Clive said...

Yeah, beautiful. The Mig fighter is great too; pink or pinkish but very aggressive. Love all the painterliness as usual too, always worth clinking for the enlargement.

9:42 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

If you are talking about the Jean Autry Museum, I accidentally ran into it on a road trip with a friend over 38 years ago! While inside, Jean himself came walking through, and I got his autograph!! As I remember, its in the desert and there is a statue of Trigger in front of the bldg.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Hattermad said...

this is like an A+ lesson in composition..and them strokes are like building blocks mortared with mescaline...the foreground building shadow colours are dry and melty?

Looks like one of the towns that Glanton and his men rode into (or onto as it were...) in Blood Meridian.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Great broken color, Bill....The bell tower with the surprise intense greens really rocks!

Dean

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

The brush work on this is very tactile and pleasing.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Just beautiful Bill, love the trailer painting as well . . . awesome color and texture!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Julie Schuler said...

Your colors knock me out! Excellent compositions, and I like your handling of the paint.

12:54 PM  
Blogger silvina said...

Strongly reminds me of one of Monet's haystack paintings. Gorgeous light.

4:14 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I like the color, looks good.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Love the light in this one!

5:42 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Thor, Glad I passed the test.

8:36 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thnaks Van, Glad I sent you.

8:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks AG

10:54 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Clive the jets may be a little harder sell as they don't fit any catagory.

12:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

David that's the place, you will have to settle for his ghost now.... ;-)

1:01 PM  

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