Monday, September 01, 2008

Mail Truck, Downtown


GO acrylic 24x26 on wood
My largest Golden Open Acrylic to date. One of those lucky reference photos that's gets "made" by a small element being there when you lift your camera. The little truck on a almost empty street has some charm factor to it for some reason. I've meant to paint a mail truck for a long time and I finally got to. Looks like this one is sold even before it go put into it's intended show. Ironically, I sent a lot of time leaving stuff out/ editing as much time as detailing would have taken. I was worried the color was a little dull, but I think the truck acents help spice it up.

23 Comments:

Blogger pablo pablo said...

Cool colours!

11:43 AM  
Blogger EL GRANDE said...

The truck really does "spice it up" as you say. What a lovely image Bill.

Ciao,
Joe y Elio

1:26 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

It looks almost like the truck is a secondary subject, but your eye is constantly led down to it. That's cool, it's like it's "hidden in plain view".

3:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Pablo-- thanks!

11:54 PM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

you can see the little truck moving...
and about your question they were by hand and from life (except first one)

5:28 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Very cool Bill! I love the composition, and the "lone" truck adds a odd feeling that I think will pull viewers in . . . and of course amazing colors!

It was great to meet you a few weeks back, it was brief, but was nice to see you.

6:55 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Great painting and subject - to be sure. I like the color triad you've selected and the blending of the strokes into each form - very pleasing to see and ponder. The drawing has a beautiful edge rhythm going and the mail truck.. well it surely speaks for itself.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Villain said...

Hey, I stumbled onto your blog while searching google for "cartoon caboose" and I think your art is great. Nice themes, groovy technique. I'm subscribing to your blog. Keep up the good work!

6:14 PM  
Blogger liquidmethod said...

Wow! Love the fact that you've kept it as loose as your oils. Especially the tree.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

Beautiful composition, palette, execution. You're really a modern master.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Good one, Bill! Great colors everywhere. So many small areas,if cropped to individual paintings, would hold enough interest to stand alone.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi William,
I like the green color notes weaved into the hole painting.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

I think this is my new Wray Favorite.

Perfection.

10:41 AM  
Blogger El polaco scalerandi said...

geniuuuusss. beautifull art
saludos
el polaco

5:17 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Very nice, a new Wray-fave (again)...

6:26 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

I like the charm of the little truck too; it's all the more charming because it is so dwarfed by those large impersonal buildings.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Bill, you have not lost any of the impact of your colour choices and style with this one, despite using acrylics. How did you find it working with them compared to oils?

9:13 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Joe!

12:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG You see the heart of it every time.

12:44 PM  
Blogger enb said...

good one. been a while since I stopped by- the painting is really coming around. Its so insoiriung to see someone who is already really good get better- keep it up!!!
cheers
ianb

7:15 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Luis!

1:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes so sorry to make you wait for your book.

1:29 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks WK you really take the time to look thanks so much.

1:32 PM  

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