Friday, September 18, 2009

Valley and Westmont/ In a group show


One of my "Retina Burners" from a drive in the industrial parts of Alhambra. Getting closer to the kind of realistic/ abstraction balance I'm looking for or so I feel today...

Oil on wood 16x24


A Group urban show---








At the Newberry Gallery

Oct 17, 2009 - Nov 21, 2009 all the info: check link ---->>>>





Lyonel Feininger











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25 Comments:

Blogger kastz said...

kool pics hows it goin?

11:31 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Really like this one!

6:40 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

Retina burners- love it! You give
the veiwer a frount row seat. I almost grabbed for some popcorn.

7:37 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks K J ands B!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Ralph Parker said...

Love it. Hope things are going well. Thanks for posting the images of Chamberlain.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

That painting is an absolute stunner, Bill. The lighting and composition are superb.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Bill Guffey said...

Great painting Bill. Is the lean to the left actually painted that way, or is it the pic? Either way, I like it. Adds tension.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Stunning colors! I can feel the sun.

5:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

ralph-- thanks Chamberlain is great yes?

6:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thannks Bob hopfully you will enjoy it close up soon.

6:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Bill it was in the shot a bit and I pushed it more.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

This one makes the back of my neck sweat. I like how the sun is just off to the right and about to be blinding.

10:05 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I dig it, Bill, the realistic/ abstraction balance thing you've got going on is worth repeating. Makes me want to see more.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Vicki Sergent said...

I like it! I also like the term "retina burner" and am attracted to these kinds of scenes myself. There is a freeway overpass a couple of blocks from where I live also just past an Arco station. Every time I drive by somewhere around sunset...

8:19 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shawn

6:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Todd tony and v-- thanks much and more to come!

6:42 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

The forms are finely rendered.. but for me the money shot is the color. You have created a mood when I see this that puts me inside the frame.. the atmospherics are tremendous.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Bill, you always manage to nail the light! Love the Feininger pieces as well.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Jim Feldman said...

Nice one Bill. You know it's a breakthrough piece when a painter makes the stoplight green.

5:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Wk your work is going to new heights...

4:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Don

4:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jim it s was green in my referance, but I considered the red for a drop of color, didn't think about the deeper meanings...

4:48 PM  
Blogger limbolo said...

Love Feininger...

12:32 PM  
Blogger Donald Yatomi said...

William, this Alhambra piece came out very beautifully. Very inspiring, thank you!

11:06 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Donald I'm pleased to say I just sold it.

6:43 PM  

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