Sunday, August 08, 2010

Elsar Liquor




 "Stairs" won 2nd place in the Art Interview 21st International Online Artist Competition

24 Comments:

Blogger Dave Lebow said...

These are really amazing! Congrads on the award.. very deserved.
And I realy love your color palette as well.
Are you painting these directly from life, and do you do considerable composition changes when painting plein air?

3:33 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

D- I think PA is vital for development as a painter, but I’m a studio artist now. I use photos, alter them and use abstraction. I’m not really concerned in “Capturing Nature" anymore, I'm trying to explore internally.

4:02 PM  
Blogger BOBKE said...

The more times I see one of your pieces the more I like it.It just keeps on giving. Thank you for sharing.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Liquidmethod said...

That liquor store painting has got to be one my favorites yet. The color of the building is incredible!

7:15 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Bravo .. I mean congrats Will. And bravo for your questing an internal adventure. Both paintings are top-notch works of composition, color, imagination, and downright eye pleasure.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Marian Fortunati said...

Stairs is a wonderful piece and deserved a great prize... Congratulations, Bill!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Zeljko said...

Very nice pieces!
Really love palette and composition in both of them.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Michael Manley said...

Congrats on the 2nd place Bill!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Nacho Frades said...

BRAVO! this is absolutely amazing William...!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Luria said...

I have to echo the comment about the color of the Liquor Store- it's that perfect dark glow, pre- storm, late day atmospheric contradiction.
Takes first prize in my book.
Love how you capture so much moodiness with monochromes.

11:09 AM  
Blogger mark bailey said...

Nice! Two of my favorites...great texture on the liquor store, cool perspective and comp on the stairs.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Fabián Fucci said...

Geroge Liquor. :-D

7:28 PM  
Blogger ajnesselrod said...

Love these both... I'd buy them in a NY second if I had the scratch. Great work William & Congrats on the recognition!!!!!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Ron Guthrie said...

Nice going on these and congrats on the 2nd place. That works. That Elsar liquor looks like a prison, hahaha. Amazing how the people can effect the landscape they live in....makes you think twice about people. Awesome work as always Sir.

2:33 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

These are two damn good sleazy paintings, William, Always enjoy your style!

5:36 PM  
Blogger jamie holmes said...

Wauw your palette is great.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Jean Marie Drouet said...

excellent !

12:22 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Something about Liquor stores. ;-) thanks all--

6:40 PM  
Blogger Kim VanDerHoek said...

Love these two paintings! I saw your work in an Art Interview email announcing the winners and I thought the award was well deserved. Congrats, it is a beautiful painting!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Fred Bell said...

It feels better to win than to lose. It is easy to see why this won.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Markun taideblogi said...

I like very much

7:46 AM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

I like the purples in Elsar Liquor
and it's no suprise "Stairs" won an award!

-Dean

1:24 PM  
Blogger Randall Cogburn - Alvin, TX said...

I thought I recognized those stairs. Nice work, and congratulations, I bet the stairs are beaming.

~Kirby

10:02 PM  
Blogger david gemmill said...

awesome! i love both. the liqour store especially.

4:35 PM  

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