Wednesday, March 22, 2006

4 Rails

A 9x12 oil on linen board. A favorite spot just north west from the old Monrovia train station. It was a bit overcast so the light was a little dull.

Hey and check out the new issue of the online art mag Bohème:


Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I think, so long as you keep visiting a trainyard, I'll keep looking at your stuff. Those, and night scenes. I applaud your success in "trespass" art.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

I am consitently impressed with the form and light you are able to produce using such a loose technique.

8:25 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks BG I get a cheap thrill going where I'm not supposed to go.

1:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...


You don't have to be tight, to get the light. ;-)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

nice crunchy sky man!!! great panting! i'll be in laguna and san juan all weekend! surfing and hanging with fam - i MAY try to squeeze something out of a tube in the next couple days - time permitting

3:39 PM  
Blogger aw said...

Nice composition. The distance feels almost like an abstract. Happy BD, BTW!

1:30 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

So Miles your squeezing the tube and shooting the tube?

1:59 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

AW yeah that's my favorite part, must be more loose.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Bumgarner said...

My online copy of the Boheme Magazine just arrived and I see they have published five of your art pieces. They are lovely. I admire your style very much and only wish I could emulate it, but alas, my art skills will never reach that level. Congratulations!

5:09 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Jim, for the heads up. You have talent, I wish you were down here I think I could help you to strengthen your foundation.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

so i had a painting about half way back from darkening it wrong - going to grab my lunch and move the car and it doesn't start! yes - a digital pic a big grey foreground a jump from my in law FRANK! the tide was dropping FAST so i was struggling with the painting anyway - freezing

want to hit laguna late this week? sound gay enough? dude there is some SERIOUSLY scenic shit there just up from las brisas ... there are also a ton of BULLSHIT galleries and micro brews ? brews suck - there is also the WORST tiki rum shit at royal hawaiian

it was cowboy night in san juan friday...if you aren't dressed west then the jail you - no shitting - costs a buck to get out! i want to paint the mission soon

12:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Miles,

It's a busy week or I'd love to come down. Give me warning and put me up and I'm there.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

do you know if the huntington gardens allows painters in there? i'd love to hit the cactus garden sometime and it's closer to you than it is to me...that could kick ass too!

we were out there yesterday looking around and MAN they have some killer paintings in their collection - edgar payne willy wendt and the like - AMAZING stuff from much earlier too...

i am pinned this week too - more rainbow bright wet into wet stuff for bozzlebags' zip

let me know about laguna or the gardens next week?

12:09 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Another great one!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Another lovely painting, love the mood!! Can feel the atmosphere of an old train station!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

Awesome, Bill. I'm amazed at your output! I can't wait to see your paintings in the flesh later this week ~ I'm thrilled that you're getting the response you want from the public, too.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Kristen McCabe said...

I usually hate overcast days, but after seeing this I think I love them. This is a beautiful painting, I love the lighting on the train.

7:13 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dan, King of wine labels.

8:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Alena,

We must enjoy it for only a short time more, soon it's will be a Metro stop.

8:13 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mitchel,

Yeah I painting all the time, no block so far. ;-)

So your stopping by the show?

8:15 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Kirsten,

I like every kind of day except really hot ones.That's when I paint in the studio. I'm enjoying your drawings, keep posting.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

Yep, I want to find the MJ Higgins gallery on Friday or Saturday. That is the correct gallery, right?

8:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes and I also have some paintings at Segil fine art.

9:35 PM  

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