Monday, July 03, 2006

Azusa Twilight

Here is a medium sized studio (16x 24 oil on wood) painting of Azusa at the first moment of twilight. That time after a hot day when the sun is just down so things still seem to still be glowing with heat.


Blogger Jesse said...

That sky works very well. That blue is glowing through the clouds beautifully.

10:01 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

As always, love the trainyard. I like the blues in the sky, also, and I like how textured your buildings are. Remember my criticism about the train surface a few posts back? I think if that criticism can be taken seriously (being that it was made to a professional from a novice), works like this one completely redeem it.

12:54 AM  
Blogger aw said...

Love the chunky glowy bits showing through in the sky. It's such a nice scene that I want to see more of it...on the right side and a bit of distance to the horizon.... :)

12:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jessie,
I almost painted over that color peaking thru... can you imagine?

6:05 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG I think the Green tran has a lot going for it, but does feel a little off in spots. I think this is an easer subject.

6:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

AW: It's funny how often when I let the transperant lay- in stay untouched, It ends up being the highlight of the painting.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Clive said...

Stunning; I can feel the heat. Like everyone else I also like the chunky glowy blue showing through in the sky, amazing how abstract strokes of paint evoke reality.

8:43 AM  
Blogger william wray said...


Thanks this is one of the ones that I had clear enough in my mind that I did it with a nice flowing confidence. Unlike the painting I've been struggling with for the last three days and just trashed.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Shawn Dickinson said...


5:26 PM  
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5:52 PM  
Blogger balan said...

Good use of broken color. Like it alot.

8:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shawn and Dan.

8:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey B.
I like your dumpster series. You look about my age, to bad your not on the West Coast... we could go painting some filth together.

8:13 PM  
Blogger chia said...

wow! did you have to race the clock to get this one done before the sun dipped completely below the horizon? you did a great job of capturing that dusk glow that's only there for moments. great piece!

2:20 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Studio painting Erich, studio painting. ;-)

11:43 AM  
Blogger chia said...


3:57 AM  

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