Thursday, March 02, 2006

Night Colors

Another Nocten of the baseball field near me. This time from the City Yards Where they have what is called the Settling Ponds. Sierra Madre is lucky enough to have it's own water supply. The water comes down from the mountains and is captured in a series of ponds that drain down to the water table. Night Pond is a variation on this area.

I almost forgot to mention this group show I have a painting in in Laguna Beach this Saturday.

please click on the link to the Laguna Plein Air Painters----> Then click "The Best of Plein Air"

this painting will be there--

Here is the information for the first urban group show I'm in. I hope some locals can stop by.


Blogger said...

Wonderful painting! I love the night sky, and the simplicity on the horizon-line. Nice!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Kevin Langley said...

My God that sky is absolutely beautiful! Great job.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

Tonight I've been feeling particularly down, and the moment I opened this page, I was struck with an old memory of sitting on my parents steps with my cats, lost in thought. It makes me feel very contemplative and nostalgic.
Another incredible painting ~

9:06 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I agree with bdelpesco & mitchl--the simplicity in that night sky invokes a kind of thoughtful quietude that makes me long for summer time. Still not quite as good as the bird painting, but definitely one of my top five favorites.

11:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...


Thanks so much. I was one of those fast one's, about two hours.

1:10 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Kevin. A nice reaction.

1:12 AM  
Blogger chia said...

Very cool!! And congrats on getting a plug at the Cartoon Brew!!

2:22 AM  
Blogger Micah R. Condon said...

I love the glow of the sky - the glowing sky and lights, and the feel of darkness in the foreground. wonderful!

I added your site to my blogroll on my painting blog at

10:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...


Went I get depressed reading thoughtful comments like yours make me feel better. Maybe people need to look at a nice painting on their wall or take a walk in nature rather than take a pill.

12:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

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12:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG, The bird painting can't be topped. It's back story is to much.

12:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

chia, I didn't know , I'll have to check it out.

12:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Micah, we have to get more painters to blog.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Josh Parpan said...

Wow, really wonderful!

11:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Josh, You do some imaginative stuff.

1:44 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Love these paintings. The gray subtleness of the Laguna Plein Air piece has a quiet and understated quality. I can see why it sold right away out of your Laguna "Best of Plein Air" show. I especially enjoy the control and restraint that you show in your smaller works.

Good luck on your new urban show.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

fuck yes billy - i say fucking hell yes to these clouds motherfucker - this is one big booming painting sir!

10:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Tony,

I hope you can come up for that show. When are yu going to start your own blog? it's so easy.

5:05 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Miles,
You rock like a hurricane yourself.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo William

I followed a link by Tami Oyler to find your blog .... and Well, I am so glad that I did. I really love your work .... stunning.

7:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you Lesly, keep work hard on your pastels. thanks for stopping by.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this night colors painting William, absolutely amazing, your choice of lights and shadows is superb, I envy your skills.

5:06 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Stef, It's jsut a matter of putting the time in, I can see you have the tools.

11:45 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Holy cow these are both beautiful man. The night field is explosive. And I dig the Laguna painting it feels like rain so subtle and still gripping. love em. wish I could get to the show.


great stuff

Mandrews out

8:34 PM  
Blogger aw said...

both of them are gorgeous, and so different. The first one you really did a nice job with the sky and I love the stars. They almost feel as if they are winking. The earthy color nearer the horizon reminds me of our night skies in the aftermath of a fire, which are all too common here in the dry season. The second one is so serene and tranquil. It's really special. I wouldn't mind hanging either one on my walls!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

The Night Colors paint is really nice.

I quite enjoy your landscape paintins. A rather stated departure from the work of yours I have been most framiliar stuff. I find is quite interesting.

9:55 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Man, I wish I could fly you here.

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Night Colors", Really nice, love the deep dark purples against what remains of the daylight.Beautiful !

3:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey AW a nice sentiment. Keep filling you piggy bank. I'm still cheap and there is always a print.

5:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Jessie,
A lot of my friends in the business scoffed at the idea of landscape painting, assuming it a dull subject, but I think it's what you bring to it.

5:39 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

I've hypnotized you with my magical dioxide violet, now you are in my power.

5:42 PM  

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