Saturday, July 19, 2008

South Broadway, Los Angeles



12x16 oil on wood.

Here is another downtown cityscape where the big old buildings "end". I often feel like I'm in New York down there. I have a two shows coming up with cityscapes themes so there will be more. I was again trying to abstract a bit as I liked the elements and how they overlapped into interesting shapes. I also was trying to be a little bit darker and "ash can" with the color than usual.

19 Comments:

Blogger tonypetersart said...

Very nice, I love the red-orange color of that building, it looks great against the sky color. Love the brushwork. And that building does look very New York-ish, almost like the flatiron building.

Was I with you on photo-safari when you shot this image?

11:36 PM  
Blogger Shea said...

All I have to say Ray is.......excuse the speech......Damn......everytime I visit your blog you have posted another pic of a painting that is Just Overwhelmingly Specatuacular
You are a great Painter. If you aren't Rich, you will be soon,
I love your paintings

3:02 AM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Wonderful composition, great shapes and interesting perspective. Love it.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Steven Vandervate said...

This is really great, Bill. The way the shapes overlap and interlock reminds me of Karl Benjamin. Well, you know, if he did cityscapes...

12:21 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Nice brushwork!

4:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony, you were, that's when you went off to do that last movie house and my dogs were to tired to go on. So I got a drink and waited for you .

12:33 PM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

Bill - I LOVE the color choices here and the abstract composition on this one! I'm a big fan of quieter grays with some tasteful high chroma... the brushwork is great to... varied.

11:54 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

The clouds, warm light on the face of the bldg., green stop light, and cool shadows are great. Love this one.

8:38 PM  
Blogger SueEllen Cowan said...

Fantastic work as always, Bill.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Amazing paintings! The colors and abstract shapes and design are beautiful!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

The colors and texture are simply fantastic. Great stuff, Mr. Wray!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

woow awsume paintings!! i am a beginner painter but i am majoring in graphic design, but woow you left me speechless really wonderful paintings you make! if you want to chek out my so called art lol http://alina-justsomestuff.blogspot.com chek it there but dont laugh

1:13 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks you Shea, not rich yet, but happy.

1:24 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Ed!

1:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Stephen,
Didn't know Karl Benjamin thanks!. wish there was more of his overlapping forms in his book. I find it more intresting that his lines.

11:39 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks thor!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Balhatain said...

Great work. Hey, would you be interested in answering some questions for the Myartspace Blog? Contact me. :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Eric, David, Suellen , shawn and ryan--

I'm so far bejind forgive the impersonal answer!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Hex_Enduction_Hour said...

Really nice cityscapes, Bill!

7:56 AM  

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