Friday, June 05, 2009

1144



24x32oil on wood

Haven't done a train painting in a while...





today's start

Artist I like






The Tkachev brothers I'm guessing one is better than the other as the body of there work is average or sometimes downright terrible while a small group is brilliant on the level of the top 5 Russian painters of all time. I don't know who did what or if they both went down hill due to fashion, laziness or age and liquor?

31 Comments:

Blogger funbeard said...

Awesome. Love the pure white in the door.

2:29 AM  
Blogger Bill Guffey said...

Bill, I'm really digging what you've been doing lately. Good to see another train painting. Also, that lay-in of the man and cart is good; looking forward to seeing where that one goes.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, wow, and wow. An amazing painting with so much dirty atmosphere. I love it.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Another great one, love it!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I LOVE the train! There's a firey urgency I feel while watching the warm colors fight the cold ones.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Beautiful painting!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Great work, Bill. I like that intense red at the very front of the train and then again at the top.

2:02 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks fun!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Sakievich said...

That's a fine train!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Elder said...

The train has really dynamic perspective.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Sherm said...

The train painting is truly gasp-worthy. Really really powerful and lovely.

3:10 PM  
Blogger susan hong-sammons said...

I'm assuming the 1144 is yours which I can so appreciate but fail to see your interest in the works of those brothers. I know I'm no expert and should not critize but 1144 is so good, great understand of value, harmony, marks, design etc. The brothers feel awkward to me.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Hattermad said...

fan-diddly-tastic train...has that same "sentiment' to it that your "bat boy" does, both figures slouching off to the left, head down...Hoist that rag and let catch some breeze Capitan Wray...

3:42 AM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

I have seen the Bato's work. I have liked it him but I think that your work is more complete. Do you know Trevor Chamberlain's work (English painter)?.

My wife likes the painting and congratulates you on your work. Also she thanks you for knowing other artists by means of your blog.

Sorry, my english is very bad... :-)

8:37 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

I'm tripp'n out in the cab checking it out. A lot of impact using the slight tilt on the construction lines of the engine. Hey.. is that the spot by the winery? Great to see many of the signature Wray paint stylings in this one. Definitely square on the tracks!

9:51 AM  
Blogger =shane white= said...

I had a book on the brothers and got rid of it just for that reason. Their work was all over the board in terms of style and quality.

Though it did look like they experimented quite a bit.

The handful of good paintings they've done were as said some of the best of all time.

=s=

4:02 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Shane Yeah, its a frustrating book a few years in the fifties of greatness and then it's like they hit the crack pipe.

10:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Bill G-- I hit it hard sunday-- got 70% done. Nest weekend should be it.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Celeste Vaught said...

This is the Wm. Wray work that first caught my eye. Love it.

4:55 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

First the dramatic cab colors and that spot of white grabbed my eyeballs. After that, I really enjoyed the colors in the sky! I like this painting as much as your blimp over freeway at sunset.

10:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Thor and Catherine!

9:51 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG-- Fight? they a in brutal harmoy.

9:52 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shawn, Jeremy and Sak!

9:53 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dean I like to reprise or pattern where I can.

9:54 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Shem! Your gasp make me blush!

9:54 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Susan,

I sorry you don't get the Brothers work-- for a short period they are Gods to me.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Fred Bell said...

I am enjoying your work and the work of other artists you admire. They are new to me. Thanks.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

wow...like everyone else, just wow! What a nice painting of this train! Dang...

Larry

5:28 AM  
Blogger Mark David said...

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11:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mark David said...
Just discovered your blog it’s really good. This blog is so helpful and affected an interesting. I actually said 'wow' out loud when i saw this, it's really great. Every printing is so delicious but spicily is like your train printing. Wow... is an amazing painting that you pilfered. I love the train. I think the train painting is truly awesome. I am fun and enjoying your work. Dude this painting is bomb and all my friend love. Keep up the great work. thank you for posting and sharing it.

Thanks
Cecil Mabry

9:00 AM  
Blogger fallguy said...

Hello William, I'd like to talk with you about painting something for me maybe. Dan email to fall guy 1000 at hotmail dot com, no spaces, thanks for any reply. I found your train painting.

9:08 PM  

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