Monday, December 28, 2009

Dump Truck



Another painting from the old mine/ truck museum in Jerome Arizona. Not sure if it has enough background context around it to give it the massive size it is.
Oil on wood 18x26


Mookie

Here is a painting by Jason Seiler I had commissioned for Christmas. Sharon and I are thrilled with it. He did a seamless blend of caricature and Old Dutch master painting. The best part is looks just like him, a feat since all birds look alike. Have a look at his bolg he’s amazingly talented, the link is about 19 links down in my link column to the right.

20 Comments:

Blogger Cafe Pasadena said...

Great work!
Post-Merry Christmas & Pre-Happy New Year!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Bill Guffey said...

There are many things I like about this painting, Bill. Really dig that light behind the rear tire. The edgework all over is really nice. I don't see a lot of the underpainting showing through in this one. Although it looks like you went light blue as a base for some of the painting.

Hope you had a great Christmas, Bill. And wishing you a wonderful, prosperous new year.

4:42 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Mooky look'n mooky - Jason did this feathered friend justice and then some. Truck painting impressive, imposing, and pretty damn fine.. excellent way to close out the books for '09.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Celeste Vaught said...

Both paintings are just awesome. It would be hard to show the scale - but I think you've done great just as is.

Is Mookie an African Grey? What a clever painting - quite unique and a wonderful way to capture the personality I'll bet!

6:54 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Thank you Bill . . . very honored and happy that you both enjoy the painting!!!! And of course your painting of the truck is beautiful as well!

8:42 PM  
Blogger ZSL said...

african greys are amazingly smart birds aren't they?

3:03 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

They say imitation is the sincerest
form of flattery.
If I could I would cuz you good!
Happy New Year Bill!
Jason, that painting is funny!
(Because it's true!)
Happy New Years Too!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Joe Kresoja said...

Your sense of color is always a treat to look at.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

William!

Your work always uses dingy, grayed-out colors so well!

Happy New Year to you!!

-Dean

1:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Cafe!

4:53 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Bill I tried a combination of underpaintig colors on this one.

4:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Wk-- Looking forawrd to new things in 2010 with you.

4:55 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

CV yes Mookie is an AG and smart as he is parnoid.

4:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Again Jason hopefully you won't get buried in pet requests.

4:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

ZSL yes to smart!

4:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Copy all you want Bill, I'm here for you.

4:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Joe and Dean! Happy new to all- a better '10

4:59 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Very cool, Bill. Jason is indeed a real talent!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Sherm said...

re Dump Truck: the "massive" definitely comes through! That was my first thought, just looking at the thumbnail. Brooding and menacing and foreboding mood. Great bit of variety to add to your dry/hot palette.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Nazareth said...

Hey Will- Are or were you a member of wetcanvas at one time? I recognized your name from years ago- but can't place it- Was looking htrough some of your older posts and they look like ones i saw there- anyways- love the work- the way you capture light with muted colors

8:42 PM  

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