Sunday, February 26, 2006

Battery Service limited Giclée print

A lot of artist and collectors with limited budges have requested prints of my paintings so I've taken the plunge and am producing my first limited Giclée print in collaboration with Pasadena's finest printer Artworks. They do prints for everyone from Mark Ryden to Robert Williams. Most famous artists do editions of 50 to 500. Since I'm relatively new to the game I'm starting out with a modest run of only twelve on this first print. As the years go by I will do larger print runs with different paintings as demand warrants, but there will never be more than 12 copies of this print: Battery Service. The print is the same size as the original, printed on a canvas/ cloth paper professional stretched by my framer. I'm offering the print stretched for $225.00 and framed for $300.00. That is the cash and carry price. Shipping will be charged based on location and how you want it shipped. Do do the increased weight expect the framed version to cost a little more. Each Limited Edition Giclée Canvas is signed, and numbered by William Wray in oil, on the Canvas. Framed and on the wall this thing looks like my original painting, you have to have a trained eye or a jewelers loop to tell the difference.

this digiatl photo of the framed print has a little glare on the right.

What is a Giclée Print?
Giclée prints achieve the closest possible reproduction of an original artwork. All Artworks images are printed using UV archival inks that have been tested to remain stable for 100 years or more. Giclée prints are noted for their high quality image resolution, exceptional richness and depth of color. Proofing of each image is achieved in collaboration with each artist to ensure the final edition is as faithful to the artist's original work and vision as possible.

Here is the print on the scanner to big to fit. My scanner needs adjusting so these images look a little cooler than the print.

A close up and can you tell the differance between the original and the print?

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Project Angel Food

Anyone in the LA area who whats to pick up this painting of mine for a reasonable price and a good cause should read the following:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE the art sale of the century! LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2006) Hot & hip Hollywood eatery, CHEEBO, and fabulous auctioneers, Bonhams & Butterfields, present GET: ART, “the art sale of the century to benefit Project Angel Food.” Art selected by the GET: ART Committee will be made accessible to the beginning collector (and all others!) via a unique format: all artwork will be grouped into four affordable price points: $100, $250, $500 and $1000, and will be sold “cash & carry.” Over 200 pieces will be for sale Photography, painting, sculpture and mixed-media will be represented. GET: ART opens Friday, February 24th from 7:07-10:02 pm with hors d’oeuvres from CHEEBO Catering and a no-host bar, in the main galleries of Bonhams & Butterfields at 7601 Sunset Boulevard. The sale continues on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am-5:00pm. PARKING IS FREE in the Bonhams & Butterfields parking lot. “As a restaurant owner I know the importance of food, lovingly served, to the human spirit and body. I am pleased to support our neighbor Project Angel Food, which delivers meals free of charge to people struggling with serious illnesses, with GET: ART, a great event that also supports and celebrates artists.” -Sandro Reinhardt, CHEEBO Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. Since its inception in 1989 Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 4 million free and nutritious meals to 10,000 people, prepared with love. Press Contact Lauren Custer Project Angel Food 323.845.1800 x234

Also check this sweet little landscape by Jennifer Mc Christian that will be in the same show. Her link is on my links---->

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Night Field

Another in a series of the baseball fields in Sierra Madre, right next to my house. To keep it fresh, this an angle from inside another field. My other versions were just in front of this foreground. I also tired and different color scheme and much thinner application on of paint. I think the underling theme is boarding on sentimentally, but I hope I can keep it interesting and a little moody, but beautiful without pandering or exactly repeating.0il on wood, about 16x20.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Cheap Jack

Painter friend Tony Peters wanted to photograph some old neon signs so I took to him out to San Gabriel. While he photographed the closed San Gabriel bowl sign I walked down a back alley and found these cheap old apartments. I usually avoid the repeated rhythm of same sized shapes, but decided to embrace and explore the effect in this panting. I think if the landlord had painted them all the same color I might not have noticed them as a panting subject. Oil on Wood 36x24

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Night Truck

Continuing on with my nocturnal adventures, back of and old business next to the Monrovia Train tracks. Oil 10x20. Happily they leave their lights on all night so I could take some photos. Doesn't look like this truck is used much. It was raining and I had a big umbrella so that added to my good mood while snapping photos. Tried to make friends with a feral cat who lived under the truck, but he wasn't having any of it.

The funny thing is I tried an old canvas of my dads because of the oblong
shape (about 40 years old at least) and I hated it. I'm spoiled by Linen.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Avenue 64

Oil 9x12. This is a conscious attempt top push for more radical design in my work. I was going to eat at a Chinese Restaurant after dropping off paintings to be photographed at Artworks in South Pasadena. I happened to notice the end of the street seemed to be an overlook. Walking over with my camera. I was greeted with a big view of a small funky neighborhood nestled between business and the freeway. The was a big wide street with only one car parked on it. While I cropped the shot I decided to see how little of the background I could put in and still get the same effect of one car on on big street on a slight hill. I hope I pulled it off. Below is a Russian painter I like doing a vaguely similar idea big simple background, small center of interest.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Palm Lot

Here's a little plein Air done in a closed off parking lot across from the Target on Colorado in Pasadena. Could be a lot in many places in Southern California I suppose. It 6x8 oil, a mystery canvas that was too smooth for my taste. I got a grab bag from an online store I've since forgotten. I made the mistake of using a little bit of linseed oil on the block- in before I really accepted how slick everything already was. Give me tooth and nothing, but the landscape gage linen TOOTH.