Friday, July 24, 2009

The Break



Remember the Auction is the 25th!

While on my last visit to NY I to a fast snap of this waiter take a smoke break in front of the little Chinese restaurant next to the entrance to the apartment building were we were renting a studio. It was meant as a simple quickie, but has a little something I like more than the average figure painting I struggle to do.
Oil on linen 10x8


Painters I like: Russian artist Moiseyenko







20 Comments:

Blogger St├ęphane Kardos said...

I like it a lot. And I like this Moiseyenko guy.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Edward Burton said...

Fantastic job! The way you handled the figure with your wonderful loose brushwork is extremely well done.

10:53 AM  
Blogger herd.kill.sheep said...

Trying to find more on that Moiseyenko, but having trouble with Google the all-knowing. Got a first name or a direction to look into for more Moiseyenko?

3:54 AM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Great look to the break painting! Wonderful sureness to the strokes and the colors are perfect! One of my favs.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Kim VanDerhoek said...

I agree, this one has magic...strong composition, your bold brushwork and all the elements are stated with just enough information. Beautiful, one of your strongest figures!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

Really this smoker is inhaling the smoke.
Very good
Regards,Mr William.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

The Break is looking great!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Cafe Pasadena said...

This waiter is a common site around restaurants from West 2 East.

Looks like you got your hot summer hairstyle going!

3:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thnaks Steph, Ed,

4:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Herd Kill-- His full name is Yevsey Moiseyenko

4:14 PM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Just love the artists you're sharing on your blog--especially the Russians. My favorite is Dugarzhapov Bato.

11:43 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Killer painting Will. Didn't know a brush could double as a chisel and hammer.

2:19 PM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

I'am glad you like Russian art!
Your painting looks really nice too.I can feel how relaxing this guy on your picture,

4:21 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dean and Kim. sometimes the little ones surprise you.

11:21 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Vicente! thanks I was happy when the mouth come out in so few strokes.

11:22 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks thor!

11:23 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

cafe-- I've had the summer look for 20 years!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

The brushstrokes of grace...
That hards and complicated are.

12:16 PM  
Blogger laurent beauvallet said...

merci for sharing the artistic links besides your own great art, i've learned a few things today on your blog.

12:48 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks for all your wonderfull comments everone I have to get caught up with my replies!

11:41 AM  

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