Friday, April 21, 2006


Oil on Wood 28x36. Stop by and see the latest.

Saturday April 22 is the LAMA MUSE Art Walk and they expect 1,000 or more to do the walk. It is from 12 – 6 pm. Artists in attendance including me.


Blogger aw said...

Stunning! It's my new favorite. It has a lovely dreamy feeling but at the same time has an in-your-face, one-two punch of drama. You've outdone yourself on this one!!! :D

12:15 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Very Epic. Has very a very powerful Russian Propaganda Art feel to it.

11:59 AM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

These are really great. The desert work in particular took me back to my childhood. I grew up in the San Jacinto/Palm Springs area. Your paintings captured the land perfectly.

5:50 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks AW. It was the show favorite today. Dan called it the coffin train. i like that.

12:11 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Right Dan?

Somebody today said Fortune Magazine today.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

NICE man! i love the grey and the disappearing lines in the foreground train rail - beautiful - looks like some glazing - did you let this one dry and hit it again or was it all direct? panel changing your moves up?


1:16 PM  
Blogger Jay D Smith said...

that very cool!!!

4:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Miles,

Only "Instant Glazing" as I did it all in one shot. Working very thin with the darks using a rag and letting it "dry" for a few minutes and adding the some brushwork over the top.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

That train feels very ominous. I think that is what trains will look like post-apacolypse.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

great use of textured linework man - seriously dramatic and distincly unique - tasteful! was also thinking maybe you torqued your textures with your ground layer? whatever it is your are doing - you rock

1:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks JD

9:02 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jesse, they look like that now... ;-)

9:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Miles, I am a texture torquer. I put ground stone into my gesso and apply it as textured and rough as possible when I brush it on so it will dry raised on the wood.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Kristen McCabe said...

I'm fascinated by the shadows and highlights on that train. Absolutely Gorgeous! I also love the sense of motion in those tracks.


2:17 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Kristen. Thanks, It's always interesting to get favorable comments from fellow cartoonists. You're a heck of a little Prisma color jockey yourself.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

I think the top part of the train is built like a coffin lid. It's a very powerful painting. Fits right in with the industrial decay theme you revisit.

4:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

I almost want to call it "coffin train", but it's not...

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so good ... you've given it a terrific atmosphere. Brooding and powerful imagery that haunts.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

YOur paintings are soo amazing to see!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Lesley, thats pretty nice praise. I like comments based on feeing as much as tec skill, I hope I deserve it one day.

4:50 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Alina, Your coments are amazing.

4:55 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Lesly put it pretty well. Hell, I have to say this one has made it to my top 5 favorites!

1:03 AM  
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1:47 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks BG, I have another big train one, but will save it for later.

1:49 AM  
Blogger ~DdK~ said...

Yup, this ones a keeper. I dig your style.

3:28 PM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

I LOVE this train!:O)

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wauw, what a powerful atmosphere in the painting. Really spooky train shape.

Very, very nice.

12:58 PM  

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