Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chinatown Saunter




oil 12x16
Here is one from a typical visit to one of my my framers ( framing house) on Broadway in Chinatown. Blowing out all the detail and simplifying the color to the point of silhouette. Turns out I have almost 10 paintingss up at the MJ Higgins group show. It's worth a visit!

19 Comments:

Blogger Don Gray said...

Nice work! Really interesting combinations of colors. Great gleam on that shaved head.

1:07 AM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

the figures look very integrated in the image.
great painting as usual

2:35 AM  
Blogger Theresa Rankin said...

Fabulous sense of place. Love the brushwork!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Above the City said...

Love your stuff Wray!

5:41 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Great color contrast of the roof (green gray) against the pink of the sky. Lamp is sculpted boldly and I like the details of the small windows on the bldg. Reminds me of one such day.....

10:25 AM  
Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Your ability to unify a painting with brushwork is inspiring..really beautiful surface you've created.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

beautiful Bill ...nice edges -James

3:41 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Nailed the reds, didn't you? I like it.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Very nice contrast of colors . . . also really great composition . . . looks great small, then I click on the image to see it larger, you make it look to easy . . . just a few brush strokes right? Awesome!!!

6:09 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thnaks Don. I'm an expert on skin dome gleam.

12:45 PM  
Blogger David Westerfield said...

This is nice. Especially the left figure. Was this plein air?

8:14 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

purty cool painting Bill. I see I'm not the only one with an appreciation of Chinatown! This one has a powerful vertical feel that brings my eye up to the top of the buildings. I like the way you are looking into the light, and the little spot of it that is hitting the guy in the FG.

7:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks luis

12:18 AM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Really Beautiful!:o)

3:00 AM  
Blogger Ger Apeldoorn said...

If I want to have the book sent to the Netherlands can I use the link? Only $3 postage seems to little.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

That red you chose is excellent. Great one, Bill!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Joe VDB said...

You say you've simplified it Bill, but there's nothing simple about it. Simply amazijng, I guess. I love the way the "dark" tones aren't very dark. It really suggests the bright light. Lovely.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

Oh, Bill...

I'm swooning a little bit. Your stuff is awesome.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Miles said...

dude - man - surfbum is right

this chinatown piece is beautiful ... hope you're doing well WW!

8:30 AM  

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