Saturday, June 20, 2009

More PA in Burbank/ Southwest Art



This is just half a block from the back of Nickelodeon. I'm trying for more stark views based simply on a strong composition. I'd hoped to post a new big painting but it's still at Artworks being shot. Next week. I'll post a favorite artist later today.



Got some watercolors from China. they inspired me to try one of my own 6x8 I'm rusty ,but it was fun.






I'm in the current issue Of Southwest Art please run down and buy copies and distribute them to collectors for me thanks!.

in progress:



artist I like Frank Tenney Johnson:



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21 Comments:

Blogger Vicki Sergent said...

I like these little PAs you're doing--composition and light.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

I hallucinate seeing since(as,like) there does a picture of things that happen(pass) unnoticed for the majority of mortal

12:23 PM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

cool in process images.
Search for an artist called Frank Brangwyn, I think you will like his work

9:54 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Luis, you might want to vist my influnces page on the websight.

10:49 AM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

hehe, it's true! you got him!
I discover his work two or three years ago, while I was in Bruges. There was a big expo of Brangwyn with a lot of designs, drawings, lithographies, paintings (some very big paintings)
I found very similar some work periods of Brangwyn and Dean Cornwell (so similar they could be the same person)

10:58 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Dean was his assistant, lifted everything he could of Brangwyn's style.

11:05 AM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

oh, I should read better Brangwyn's catalogue, but pictures bewitch me, hehe
Thanks for the info, now I'm looking Fechin and Gruppe works, which I didn't know
(ah, I recently get my copy of Sparrow!)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Congratulations on the Southwest Art article! I've visited often and always enjoy your work.

They did a great job of presenting your luscious paintings.

p. s. May I also suggest Joan Brown and Susan Rothenburg as two of just a few worthy influences?

5:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Melinda-- thanks for the shout out. while I like the colors used by JB, I didn't care for the drawing level of both of them. They have that childlike quality that comes from a weak drawing background. Their work does have charm though. thanks for sharing.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Great paintings, i recognize the Nickelodeon location!!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

Congrats on the SWA article!!

12:56 PM  
Blogger John McDavitt said...

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6:34 AM  
Blogger John McDavitt said...

Really enjoy your paintings, Bill.

6:34 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Dig the new paintings, it's nice to see your experiment in watercolor.

Congrats on your SWA article, I always liked that blimp painting. And that photo of you is.... interesting:) You've got that ex-con look going for ya!

10:52 AM  
Blogger alex schaefer said...

Thanks for your compliments William! I'm liking your new paintings and congrats on the SWA magazine profile!

12:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Vivki!, Vicente, Alina, Leslie and John.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Perry Brown said...

Hey William- way to go on the article in SWA. I hope you are happy with the way your images reproduced; I thought the work looked great. Especially love the Lincoln Heights nocturne. Cheers.

2:01 PM  
Blogger rania123456 said...

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6:52 AM  
Blogger Frank P. Ordaz said...

William,

I'm a big fan of Frank Tenney Johnson. My buddy Tim painted in his studio on Champion Place for many years. It has great north light.His nocturnes are his true signature. Sam Hyde Harris, my mentor, had his studio next door. It was a great artists alley in Alhambra.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Reading your blog - after googling Dean Cornwell and Frank Brangwyn. Do you know what? I have an old (1926) head study done by Dean Cornwell. Want to market it and decided to reframe. Took it apart today and guess what it says on the back: "Studies for the carrying out from sketch by F.B. of four panels for Skinner's Hall LONDON 1926". Interesting?

5:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

DC worked for FB as an assistant and sucked up his style like a sponge...

7:33 PM  

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