Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Graf Zeppelin disaster this image is pixles only

Airship 12x16 oil on Canvas




Some times they get away from you.

I did this painting based on a blurry old old Black and White photo. I brought it to this stage ( this versaion is gone, it's now painted over and damaged) then decided I wasn't' happy with it. I reworked it and made it worse. Then I forgot and left it outside in the rain ruining the thing... You can't win them all.

14 Comments:

Blogger Bill Guffey said...

Oh, the humanity!

Came home for lunch, saw this one and thought "wow" another cool painting from Bill.

I'm either going to have to take some classes to refine what I like, or you're going to have to stop being so hard on yourself.

There's a dumpster near my house if you want me to toss it for you. I'll even pay the shipping. ;)

9:06 AM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

Nice clunker! No, you definitely can't win them all....and if like me, you keep coming back again and again for more punishment. Because those successes when they do come are so sweet.

I like the vertical play of the buildings set against the horizontal nature of the the zeppelin. I wonder if you shifted it away from center if it would make the painting work better......or burn it.

9:22 AM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

don't give up on this one bill
just need to finish it,i can see some cool playful greens in there.
the composition and sory are great allready!

10:20 AM  
Blogger R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Okay. Well I guess I don't know what "good" art is, cause I like it.

10:46 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

I guess I didn't make it clear, like airships this version dosen't exist anymore. But thanks everyone!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Kim VanDerhoek said...

Take heart Bill, your "disasters" are still light-years better than my "best" paintings. Thanks for posting it, it was a nice reminder that you struggle too.

This one was almost there.

8:28 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Unless the support is ruined by rain it looks to be worth a third try. The abstract quality is most interesting.. maybe putting it in the sun might realign the paint molecules in a favorable direction.

9:22 PM  
Blogger beejane said...

I got it; it's in the garbage now but glad you put up a picture;
What has also disappeared is your long goodbye, so I hope you will find a way to give your fans, supporters, students, occasional recipients of blunt advice and enjoyers of succinct comments the full rant.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Sherm said...

So beautiful I lack words to express it. Glad you photographed it before it got away from you.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Your work is some of my favorite Bill . . . just awesome, and I really LOVE that Sardine painting . . . perfect!

4:18 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Bee Jane --if they want me back they know how to do it. ;-) but again I have work to do here. Set up a blog and I'll visit you there.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Magda said...

It's extremely beautiful. I discover your work today and it makes me feel... nostalgic in a way.

1:46 AM  
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