Sunday, September 07, 2008

Blimp over the Valley



16x20 GO acrlyics

While there is a reference photo for this, I added the blimp and wildly extrapolated from said reference in and attempt to push in a different expressive direction. You could make an argument this is pure fantasy, but it's possible right? On another note...

I just judged the Raymar art contest for last month. It was interesting and a nice honor to be chosen for a contest I've never won. ;-) It really make you think about why you like a painting and in a few chases I had to give the nod to paintings that had problems, but were so much more interesting and ambitious than others that played it safe. I found out judging is like teaching is a learning experience. I'm not sure when the results will be posted... But I'm done.

24 Comments:

Blogger tonypetersart said...

Excellent lighting, I almost want to shield my eyes and put on sunglasses! Nice and simply executed, good work, A ++

Have you started any San Pedro paintings yet?

2:20 PM  
Blogger Steven Vandervate said...

Man, I can feel that sun... beautiful!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Wow, interesting piece . . . I always enjoy your use of color . . . amazing!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Wowser, Bill -- this is a serious attention grabber, and, as tony says, makes me want to shield my eyes! Bravo...

9:15 AM  
Blogger Louise Rudy said...

A beautiful painting.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Allyn said...

it's so cold and miserable outside, this painting really warms me up!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Love the reds--For some reason that AND the blimp add an apocalyptic tone to the scene.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Cool, nice to see some acrylic stuff!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Cara Dawn Romero said...

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7:08 PM  
Blogger Cara Dawn Romero said...

Very cool painting - your reflection on judging was interesting too, thanks for sharing.

7:10 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Will - the silhoutted terrain and billboard work well with the blimp. I can imagine how you did the flat shapes either with a knife or a flat .. I've had the good fortune to see you at work and creating similar passages. And the blimp.. either one hell of a party going on or serious trouble in the engine room. Fantastic painting and a visual treat... good going judge!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Great piece! I like the colors a lot!

5:25 PM  
Blogger El polaco scalerandi said...

the sunlighting is very real. the paint is wonderfull. excelent work
saludos
el polaco

8:38 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

This is a really cool painting; your extrapolation works so well! A great example of the gains that can be made with being a little adventurous and not playing it safe.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Theresa Rankin said...

Wow the light!!! And such an unusual perspective! Fantastic work!

7:33 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

Every time you put a blimp in one of your cityscapes, it becomes a kick-ass painting for me to enjoy.

4:10 PM  
Blogger VanDerHoekArt said...

I'm going to have to keep an eye out for this month's winners on the Raymar site. I'm curious to see what you chose.

You are the only artist I know that will add a blimp to the scene when necessary. A fun, unexpected element and in this painting it works.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

I just noticed your using the golden open stuff. I just picked up a couple tubes. Interesting paint to work with...

You seem to be getting quite good results. This painting feels quite hot...

10:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Tony-- No SP yet.

7:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Steven, burn baby burn!

7:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jason thanks bra!

7:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

diana! I 'm a retna fogger.

7:38 PM  
Blogger neilornstein said...

there is a Tom Swiftian feel to that blimp.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Those are juicy

6:32 PM  

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