Saturday, August 27, 2011

Backdoor 24x24


 This painting makes me happy. I enjoyed every minute of it and can’t stop looking at it. I’ll never sell it, it’s going in the old folks home when my mind is gone. When I stare at it I won’t know what or where it is, but I’ll feel good. I’d be a happy man if I could do this consistently. It happens once or twice a year. The rest of the time? Heavy lifting and pain.

23 Comments:

Blogger Joan Carroll said...

I love it too. I wish I had the eye that you do. You can take anything and make it interesting, always borderline abstract but representaional. I look forward every day to see if you have a new post.
Joan

10:45 AM  
Blogger Don Shank said...

yep, awesome.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Phoneblog said...

looks nice! I love it too.....

1:45 PM  
Blogger Geert-Jan said...

As I understand, for you too it's impossible to force painting like this. It just comes.
It happened to me when I was painting beach and see.

2:54 PM  
Blogger David said...

Nailed it.

3:37 PM  
Blogger BrandNewStudio said...

Wonderful
work
thank you for sharing

4:27 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Love it too! Beautiful.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Jo Reimer said...

Yep. I'd keep it, too. Getting results like this makes all the heavy lifting worth it, though I also like most of your other work a lot, too.

12:05 PM  
Blogger SamArtDog said...

Right on! You knows it when you sees it.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Ann Osgood said...

I couldn't decide which part was the most fun....maybe the amazing colors..the green dots for the door knob, the one red stroke on the wall, the dark window sill that just seemed to happen..then I gave up. Love it..

6:35 PM  
Blogger oxeye said...

wray: i agree. you hit a home run. they say if you throw enough shit at a wall, something will stick. something stuck.

7:05 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

That's really cool that you feel that. And it is a great painting, I love how natural you make light look in your paintings.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Al Skaar said...

Really feel the heat and light in this one. Definitely a keeper. - Al

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jenny Schouten Short said...

I agree with you. It's a keeper! I'm glad to see your other paintings. The color and textures are so alluring.

8:33 PM  
Blogger abhishek singh said...

the colors are always so intriguing in your works:) just got a copy of the "sparrow" book with your lovely work, i hope you publish something in a bigger format soon:)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Helen Read said...

Great colors and brushwork! It is very happy!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Jala Pfaff said...

So beautiful. A Stuart Shils feel to it. I wouldn't let go of it either!

2:08 AM  
Blogger Don Gray said...

Makes me happy too. In the zone.

12:20 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

the colors are fabulous!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Lisa Daria said...

I'm signing up for that old folks home. You've taken an otherwise overlooked space and made it memorable in this painting.

6:41 AM  
Blogger alex vaida said...

... it made me happy too !

11:16 AM  
Blogger saz said...

I get exactly what you mean...I'm just venturing back into painting seriously and only a few (drawings mainly at this time) really make it for me. Beautful inspiring work William. thank you:)
Sarah

7:58 AM  
Blogger Olivier Ladeuix said...

excellent edge work and light study. Did you work from a photo reference or life? I am guessing life

4:25 AM  

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