Sunday, November 22, 2009




Got out the other morning with pal Rich to do a little PA near the LA river. They had moved where they park the engines due to bridge construction so we wasted a bit of time looking and started late. Did a quickie little train painting I "settled" on. Nothing amazing, I made up the sky to sexy it up. Taking in three pretty big Acrylics I've just finished to be shot. Pretty happy about them, have a new respect for acrylics... Perhaps one will be ready by next Friday.

Oil on linen 8x10



Rich mixes some watercolors...

18 Comments:

Blogger tonypetersart said...

Cool painting, and I like what you did with the sky!

I remember back when I had to drag you kicking and screaming to paint out by the LA River... all you wanted to paint back then was water and trees. *haha*

11:47 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

You settled on this? I like it. the limited color scheme makes the train seem organic, like it sprung forth from the earth about 20 miles back.

3:53 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

That bit of blue on the front part of the train "puts you there."
A sense of reality, good, I like it.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Vicente Herrero said...

If I have not understood evil, does William, the acrylic one give him problems?
I could never have adapted to.

11:29 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

I owe it all to you Tony. All of it. Thanks man.

4:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG that how it feels when you have another shot in mind...

4:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Bill that was an aftert thought to spice it up.

4:31 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Vicente,

The Open acrlics don't dry as fast so I can do more

4:33 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Don't you forget it :-)

See you next week for the workshop.

8:40 PM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bill!
Hope the next shot is the one you want!

11:52 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

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4:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony I know you will always remind me. I can see you walking away from my death bed annoyed I didn't mention you. I'm so all about me like that.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

I love it, William!

Very simple yet very cool to look at!

The sky looks great BTW!

-Dean

11:30 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I'll be more annoyed that you'll give Donald all the credit :-)

This is a nice piece, that blue you chose is perfect for the train. Fortunately the train stuck around long enough to be painted.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Nice colours on both of them!

4:04 PM  
Blogger fazrul arhan said...

Really beautiful painting! I love the sky the most..it look so free yet so strong and great!

9:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dean,
thor and Faz!

10:32 PM  
Blogger becky joy said...

Beautiful color. I like your subject matter, a lot of mood created in your work.

10:46 AM  

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