Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Broadway Alley



Oil on Wood 22x42

This is an Alley behind old The United Artists Theatre on Brodway in Los Angeles... I broke one of my own rules on this one... Lucky for me those breaks don't stop this from working...

33 Comments:

Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I love the rat's-eye perspective. Looking beyond the alley becomes one of those hazy dreams.

7:18 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

A grand vertical comp., and I love the rendering on the fire escape, and finally, the light blast.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Stunning William, really stunning! which rule did you break?

8:15 PM  
Blogger VanDerHoekArt said...

A..freakin..mazing! I love the abstract windows? in the light area beyond the left and right buildings. A nice little detail to keep my eye moving through this one.

What was the broken rule in this one?

9:36 PM  
Blogger Pure Space said...

Me likey!!!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

real nice one Bill. Beautiful atmosphere/light

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

WOW....very nice William. What is it about alleys that make them so fascinating?

10:52 AM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

this looks so mean,i love it!
got your book today Bill,it is fffing brilliant,so dirty,so beautiful,thank you so much for putting it together

11:01 AM  
Blogger Jason Chalker said...

Beautiful. I'm with Stef. Which rule did you break, exactly?

11:29 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

this is so gorgeous. it really is. It must be even more striking in person!

11:53 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Excellent urban piece.. a reminder of what I'll be seeing a lot of next month. Keep breaking the rules.. their's and yours.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Great piece Bill--the rules are only there for breaking.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Maybe you should revamp your rule set Bill?? This piece is really strong to my eye... love the grungy feel you've caught with such simplicity.

Mike

2:22 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

If you do prints, and you do a print of that, that is a print I would want to buy.

Gorgeous.

9:38 PM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

The minimalism is so effective here Bill... Really nice!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Brian Churilla said...

Very, very nice.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Simon S. Andrews said...

sweet piece! I think the tall skinny ones are my fav. Congrats on the Sparrow publication, i love the cover choice. I found out about it on Ashley Wood's site.

-simon

12:20 AM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Nice piece!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Terry Rafferty said...

simply elegant, and elegantly simple. absolutely stunning.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Chris Bivins said...

As usual your paintings are amazing and beautiful to look at. I love the quality of the brush strokes and colors make your pieces so full of life. Crazy stuff. lol

-Biv

2:59 PM  
Blogger Milan Rubio said...

Fantastic!
the atmosphere is really there.
I can feel that light!

4:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks BG glad it hits like that for you.

1:36 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks David!

10:44 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

stef: 3 vertical shapes, all about the same size.

10:45 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

stef: 3 vertical shapes, all about the same size.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Dan Thompson said...

this is so nice. I like fire escapes.

6:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Vander, Fire escapes, but close enough!

5:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Pure? 5 blogs with nothing on them?

5:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks James!

8:18 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jar-- It's a great place to pee?

8:19 PM  
Blogger pumml said...

Very striking piece of work! The colors work so well together from building to building.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Blaubaer said...

unheimlich gut,ist einfach gut.Ich muss wieder und wieder anschauen .

12:56 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Nice, so much depth in this one.

3:53 PM  

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