Sunday, November 05, 2006

Garbage Truck

Oil 12x16 Another in the Peck road area. Tried to make a dirty subject pretty. I was down in San Diego for a few days painting with my buddy Tony Peters trying to get some images together for a book coming out about painters painting scenes in San Diego. While I was gone my secret cartoon Blog got outed on Cartoon Brew and Mike Hoffman said some nice things about me on his site. I kid, but I think Mike doesn't really mean what he said, it's all a cosmic joke to be controversial. I wish he would be fair and review my newest paintings, he slyly picked the oldest and weakest, but that's Mikes' style, it's not about being fair, it's evisceration for the sake of hiding his own painfully embarrassing addiction to Frazetta butt crack. I asked for it, I dared to publicly hope for his addiction to end, but it's going to take a big intervention and nobody cares enough to do anything but laugh at him. That's what I get for trying to help a madman.


Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Sorry for getting a bad review, but I left you a pretty good comment on that site, so cheer up!
Anyway, I don't really see 'pretty' in this one. There is a nice contrast, though, between the drab truck (also the dumpster next to it) and the colorful clouds.
What I really like is that the truck has an apathetic meanness, even in its inanimate state. If it had a personality & mind of its own it would mow you down and not even look back like the goblin truck in Maximum Overdrive.

9:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks for calling me out on using the lazy adjective. I was in a hurry. I'll take you description. I should steal it and delete your message to seem smart, but I like you.

9:29 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Haha, too late to delete my message now! Yeah, but which would you rather be, the guy interpreting the art, or the guy making it?
Hell, I've been holding a graphite pencil for over 20 years, and I'm just now grasping some of the simple techniques of illustration and comics that I used to take for granted. It's easy to look at a picture and think of what comes to mind, but to create the picture that makes someone else think 'whoa, I totally get that'--it's fucking hard!
It messes with my confidence, and eventually makes me do stuff like cloud my smart insights with jokes and sillier imagery, so at least if it turns out to be a bad observation, I can say, "I'm kidding!"
Along that line of reasoning, Mel Brooks must be one of the least confident movie makers ever.
I'm kidding!

12:53 AM  
Blogger glamaFez said...

There's nothing "weak" about the plein air painting of yours that Hoffman uses as an example.

My two cents.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jon Conkey said...

Looks like the kind of place to light a fire and settle down for the night. It really doesn't matter what anyone says about your work, your work is doing it's own talking.

10:13 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG,

I went through 30 years of that insecurity that I'd never create a picture I liked let alone a thinking man's picture. I. E. anything worth a damn. I now think I can, it may not be high up on the museum level, but just that I'm beginning to reach a few people on the internet with a thinking brain is gratifying.

11:11 AM  
Blogger william wray said...


It's a shame if Huffy Hoffy is as mad as he acts, I like to hope he's playing a cosmic joke on us and fully knows he's just flaming to be controversial. His proclaiming he's an original artist who doesn't steal from Frazatta is like me claiming never to have been influenced by Mad Magazine for my cartoon work.

11:15 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Jon,

I'm not mad at all I jsut skimmed the thing when I saw how personally baiting it was combined with not "reviewing" my best work. The thing that I found the most humorous was his claiming I was taking the easy way out doing fine art. Hoodoo!!! I wish that was true. I can't think of a harder business to get into ( and make a living) this side of acting. or selling a TV show.

11:20 AM  

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