Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunland Ave Evening and a paint out




I love the corner of Sunland and San Fernando. So many paintings here so many angry crack whores flipping me and Arron off as we take pictures.


35 Comments:

Blogger lisagloria said...

I'm loving your site. I found you doing a search for Open acrylics, trying to find someone using them who was doing nice work, and you really jumped out. Wow. Sweet.

10:16 AM  
Blogger stevec said...

I like this one. Love the blues and greens, the almost underwater look of it.

10:43 AM  
Blogger stevec said...

Oh, and I didn't notice at first, but the composition is pretty cool too. Hidden in plain sight is almost an abstract composed of rectangles (almost Mondrian-ish, though not in terms of color, of course.) I like the way the right side of the telephone pole is subtly lit up.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Nice one, Bill! Looking forward to meeting you in Sedona.

12:33 PM  
Blogger kalonji said...

simply beautifull! i love all your great composition,there is a tiny tension in your painting just a perfect atmosphere i can feel the street smell... great work! thank you for sharing your art !

7:34 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you Lisa. Yeah I got to get back to them soon.

8:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks Steve Imagine when the varhish goes on.

8:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Oh S again-- Wasn't thinking aboput him but definetatly had my Der Stil phase of loving hnim.

8:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

See you there mIke!

8:12 PM  
Blogger LSaeta said...

Wow ...what amazing colors! I love this one!

12:00 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Sweet nocturne, dude. That little figure makes the piece.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

Love this picture. Fantastic colours.

8:10 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

You, your work, it's very inspireing.
I feel your dedication...
Thanks!

11:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks K-- tried to put"just enough" in this one.

5:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks LS, TONY, Steven and Bill

5:50 PM  
Blogger Marian Fortunati said...

Love this night scene...
Why isn't the guy flipping you off??? (LOL)

Next time I go to one of your shows I will make it a point to say hi!

8:39 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

M -I don't know because he stared hard at me the whole time.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Celeste Vaught said...

Wonderful abstraction to this piece - love the square & rectangular shapes.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Donald Frazell said...

Used to photograph all over LA, people leave you alone as long as you show respect. Show fear, and you are a mark. Being from the LBC, I dont have the problem. Imagine me as a 20 year old, in good shape from basketnball, but head under a cloth while focusing my 4x5 on a tripod and reading the light, in an old beat up VW. From junkyards to industrial areas, but no hookers. They were all up on Sunset. Now in the back of LA Weekly as "escorts" and and massage therapists. Though seena few late at night in the CPT.

Hope to get to your show next weekend. Gonna hit the Getty for the Irving Penn photos the guy at LACMA on Fire blog hates so much. Mom went to school with him.

And the Truth will out, keep on hitting em at CultureMonster. Time for the "Silent Competency" to speak out. Some one has to give a damn. As the wife says, Stop me when I'm wrong!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Skim said...

lovely work.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

William, you do big sack water down of a dry well with your paintbrushes.
Every picture is an intonation and a different approach.
It is the most important thing.
Not to bore the people.
My congratulations.
Regards.

1:42 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Like the way you divided the frame into rectangular compartments. Would like to see the cubist treatment of this. Working magic with unfriendly greens to set a mood for a very urban story.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Daniel Peci said...

any chance of you doing a painting of the Ballon Boy?

:)

6:25 PM  
Blogger DJ said...

Intriguing painting. Soothing interpretation of a charged environment, perhaps.
Found your blog via Lesly Finn, who is mending well, btw.
Are you familiar with the work of Zoe Strauss? Your blog subtitle reminds me of her photography and the I-90 Project.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

LOL... at they're only flipping off. Love the capture of the magnesium city lighting in this scene.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

William!

I love this!

Green is most favorite color so I love the verdant tint to this painting.

Really nice job capturing the effects of the streetlight on the sidewalk.

A very moody, dark, somber,and beautiful piece!

-Dean

1:05 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Like the greens, love the story. Wish I had crack whores flipping me off!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Vicki Sergent said...

Hope you are having fun in Sedona!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Very nice, as usual, Sir! Love the color and light.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Ger Apeldoorn said...

I have to say this new one is a complete triumph.

11:47 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks CV and skim.

7:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Donald I've never been worried, just embarassed. I do feel guilty sometimes prying on lives...

7:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Wk-- still ploding slowly to Abstraction... who knows if I will get there?

7:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Glad I can help with your art thurst Vicente

7:50 PM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

great, inspiring as usual

6:11 PM  

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