Saturday, June 13, 2009



Another PA two weeks later from the same area as my last PA" Stock." Been trying to paint after work every Thursady at Sunset right by Nick. Usally painting pals Richard and Aaron are along.

Burbank Shed 8x10 oil on linen



Second one that I didn't finish before dark.

Stock Cart 5x7 oil on linen


Aaron at work



Richard does a lovely Watercolor

On the easel



A studio painting ( lay in) of the same area.


Artists I like: Edward Seago ( big influence)




16 Comments:

Blogger Mick Carney said...

Second one is interesting as it reveals somehting of the approach that you adpot to construct the painting. As always lots to enjoy in these. Really enjoy your favourite artist section and particularly this post. Seago is a favourite of mine and I'm lucky enough to be able to visit a couple of his paintings which are owned by a friend of mine.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Bill Guffey said...

Hey Bill. It is so good to be seeing these plein air pieces from you again. I learn something from each one.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Vicki Sergent said...

I am really enjoying the light in your 2 PAs--very effective--esp the unfinished just before dusk one. I like Seago too and can see the influence, esp. in regard to figure placement in the picture plane. Hadn't heard of him before, so thanks.

Non-sequiter but several weeks ago I got to see 4 Robert Watts paintings at an LPAPA show (inc the show winner)--he has a simplicity and directness of execution that is nice.

1:19 PM  
Blogger LSaeta said...

You are blessed with such a gift. Your painting style is awesome ... promise you will never change!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

I am always thrilled by the simplicity of your compositions and the strong impact you achieve with it.

You once pointed out Edward Seago to me and since then I am also a great admirer of his work.

11:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mick-- wish I knew your friend! I still have never seen a Seago original.

9:59 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Bill - It's good to be out regularly again.

9:59 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

V- yeah I really Like Watts, I have two small originals.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Yes, I also love Seago's work. You are a remarkable artist. I am very happy to have found your blog, I will be returning many times.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

Studied well the composition of horizontal and vertical, overcoat in the second note.
The setting of the evening with his(her,your) lights and colors, O.K.
Working always against clock.

2:56 AM  
Blogger Helen Read said...

I always love your view of things! Great use of color! :)

5:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

LS-- I'm changing all the time... sorry! ;-)

1:39 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you Stefan-- Check out edward wesson too.

1:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Vicente-- thanks for you visit. looking forward to a update on your great paintings on your blog.

1:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Helen

1:48 PM  
Blogger mike brouse said...

The Break - looks like you painted the waiter with reckless abandon - that's almost impossible to do when painting a commissioned portrait, but I would love paint the figure like that. I think I'll try it in the near future. Good stuff Mr. Wray!

10:28 AM  

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