Friday, October 09, 2009

76 and the show next Saturday







My drive to work on a Grey day.

Oil on linen 9x12




California regionalist
Iconic painter Kenton Nelson in front of his portrait by Ray Turner.



the PMCA has one of there strongest combinations or artists showing right now. A big Wayne Thiebaud show, an amazing group of surprisingly modern woodcuts from the thirties by Frances Gerahert and finally Ray Turner's insightful portraits of all his friends in the upstairs gallery. Ray's known for his haunting landscapes that have a lingering influence for his mentor Richard Bunkall, but these portraits are distinctly his own.He has the show featured in a new book published by the PMAC Beautifully capturing every brushstroke thanks to the great photo eye of Blue over at Artworks. They have the book for sale and mine to! to go there and get your work shot professionally.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Rondell said...

I can't come then, but make sure you give Kenton a titty twist for me, and tell him it was from Rondell.

1:49 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Good luck with your show.

You beat me to it... I'm going to do a blog posting and include a couple shots of my Ray Turner paintings.

4:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Will do Rondell-- It's not gay if it's from a woman right?

6:27 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Do it dude I'll mention it...

6:28 PM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

How you can make the rear-end of a
dump truck look cool just floored
me. The brush strokes are entertaining. Cheers on the show.

9:00 AM  
Blogger =shane white= said...

Drive to "work"?

I thought you were painting fulltime?

Nice to know other places have as interesting spectrum of gray as Seattle.
Except I'd bet it's warmer there. :\

=s=

4:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

since the down turn I've been back to work-- between two of my galleries closing and parting ways with another, sales slowing down, buying a car and my big mortgage... I've been working at NIck. check my cartoon blog to see what I've been up to.

12:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

since the down turn I've been back to work-- between two of my galleries closing and parting ways with another, sales slowing down, buying a car and my big mortgage... I've been working at NIck. check my cartoon blog to see what I've been up to.

12:59 PM  
Blogger kalonji said...

all here is just simply superb !!

2:02 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

I dig the way you select/arrange details in you paintings and then let the viewer's mind assemble the rest. Passages of undefined definition that snap into place and form a clean image when all's said and done. Plus gray is my favorite color scheme to work in.. and you've done it great justice here. Best to you at the show.. knock 'em out..

7:44 PM  
Blogger =shane white= said...

Wow, very sobering to hear that.

Does this mean you may knife fight Tom Fowler to get MONROE back? :)

=s=

11:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Kalonji!

2:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks WK ting to do just enough tangible to read. Still want more looseness...

2:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

shane-- they still publish Mad?

2:41 PM  
Blogger LSaeta said...

We were at Ray's opening exhibition. My husband is featured in one of the paintings. Ray delivered a book a few weeks ago ... I love it! We also have one of Ray's paintings above our fireplace. One of his baseball fields ... my favorite by far!
Good luck with your show!
Leslie

7:22 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I like the protrait, cool not to use regular skin tones. I'd like the "grey day" one more, if it weren't for the slight bit of snow we got the other day. Not ready for winter yet.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful painting!

2:20 PM  

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