Friday, August 21, 2009

Tire Sale


oil on wood 12x16

This is kind of a typical subject for me taken leaning through the window of my car on a photo safari in Alhambra and beyond. However there is something fundamentally different in this picture. See if you can guess.

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26 Comments:

Blogger Mark Bridges said...

Well it is a great contre jour, with thin painted ground and little impasto for a Wray.

12:31 PM  
Blogger siete said...

Hi, William, i've enjoyed this painting very much, and I think the mistake or the rare thing in it is just the shadow near your signature...is it?

Greattings.

Enrique.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Liquidmethod said...

I'm guessing the shadows distorted from taking the picture while the car was in motion? Really dig the mood going on here.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Liquidmethod said...

Duh! You have a light post shadow on the right is connected to a flag post, not an actual light post! Now I'm paranoid looking at it!

6:51 PM  
Blogger pumml said...

Wow, this is a beauty! It seems so rich even without any saturated color.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I was thinking it was because you were advertising a tire sale, but didn't show us any tires.
On another note, I like when the human figure is shown with all his/her "imperfections". People can be "blights", too!

11:13 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

What's different about this piece? Well, it appears to be tighter than you usually go, besides that, I'd say that you're experimenting with glazes. Nice!

1:00 PM  
Blogger R Yvonne Colclasure said...

I would say it is the cool almost monochromtic palette compared to your usually warm and colorful works. But the what do I know? You are going to tell us aren't you? :)

3:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mark and Tony are the closest. I usually work wet into wet and this one was treated like a big glazy wash on the the first pass. a week later I took out a sable brush (for the first time in oil) painted the majority of my details and then did a little bit of impasto in the sky as per usual. While it may appear more detailed that usual, it's actually only more detailed in little spots. The washy translucent quality makes it feel more real overall.

5:45 PM  
Blogger =shanewhite= said...

I dig the Fechin pieces...what are they from?

=s=

11:37 AM  
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5:05 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Like the monochrome and the overall atmosphere. The perspective adds extra punch while the eye hangs out at the tire sign. excelente!

9:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Enrique, that is a smuge form my dirty scanner! good eye, but not the subject at hand I was asking about.

10:46 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Liguid, accually I was stopped at a light. There may be a little distortion but with the sun right there, that's what happens.

10:47 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Pumml and BG!

10:48 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

YR-- It is rare I do this limited a range, but more is coming

10:49 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

This painting is hot. I like the
way you've captured the heat of the
day. That reminds me, I need to get tires for my truck, Thanks!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Bill, I concur with everyone. This is my favorite piece of late. Beautiful subdued pallet and the sunlight is amazing! Good job, man.

12:51 PM  
Blogger mark bailey said...

Nice Fechins William. Where did you find those? I have not seen any seascape work by him, thanks for sharing.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Paul Harmon said...

yeah where did you get those fechin's? There's a couple pieces an instructor showed me in school a landscape with a mule by Fechin that I have not been able to find anywhere

10:55 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Paul check this weeks post.

10:26 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mark check this weeks entry

4:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tahnks WK My intention. ;-)

4:21 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks evryone!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Sheri L (Burhoe) Larsen said...

Haven't been here to visit you in quite a while...great new work!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

Wow. These desaturated palette paintings are blowing my mind. They're really powerful.

2:10 PM  

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