Wednesday, June 04, 2008

$3 parking



Oil on canvas board 12x16
Searching for interesting subjects for and upcoming show with a basic downtown Los Anegles theme, I found this interesting composition. This is a parking lot of the Blackstone building on 901 S. Broadway. What I like about it is every element in the picture is framing or pointing to the center of attention of the little taco stand and parking lot signs. There even happened to be a figure coming into the light for more interest. For those reasons I used this for a recent demo where I painted 90% of it finishing the other 10% at home.

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20 Comments:

Blogger tonypetersart said...

Hey, I remember that view! Dramatic composition and value range. You did a great job with it, I love the blue and orange complimentaries. That red arrow is a nice little spot... A++

5:09 AM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I totally want to climb that ladder!

6:15 PM  
Blogger enb said...

i like this one a lot.
the shapes are really working.
nicely done.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Great light on that building Bill!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Looks great! Bill, will you by any chance be at the San Diego Comicon? would be great to meet you in person!

3:50 PM  
Blogger VanDerHoekArt said...

I just saw the ad in Southwest Art for the Frank Bette Plein Air Paint Out in Alameda that you are participating in. I hope you post something from the event.

I agree with Tony, the cool blue shadow shapes and the warm tones on the architecture were a great choice.

7:01 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

I like the treatment of the bldg on the left.. large solid shape without detail.. you left that for the mind.. also the sunny sky .. the sun... that relentless sun.

7:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Tony , I just went to your blog, you have been busy!

4:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG let me take the picture

4:08 PM  
Blogger Luis Mej√≠a said...

Great work! i like your paintings :)

12:53 PM  
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7:44 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

This is nice one William, but I still can't get over the freeway/blimp painting. I printed it and use it for inspiration.

10:56 PM  
Blogger bsleven said...

Wow your paintings are beautiful!

I especially like the one entitled "3am".
The light in it is beautiful.

: )

10:39 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dan!

6:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks IAN!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Simon S. Andrews said...

very cool composition... great shapes

10:02 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Wk-- it's all relentless isn't it?

10:58 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

hey Jason, I'm considering haing out on the outside and taking pictures.

11:01 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks VAnder. I was going to the SLO one, but wanted a change.

11:05 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Luis, Your doing well yourself.

12:17 AM  

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