Friday, November 10, 2006

Night Puller and a show

9x12 oil Another variation on LA Trains at night. I almost abandoned this one after a bad start but came back to it later and think I pulled the puller off. I'm also in a group show with a bunch of paintings at MJ Higgins on Saturday November 18th see link to right_______________--------------_______________>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Contact me directly about the secret party afterwards.

And here is another train because I like you.


Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you. You have pulled it off, big time! I like them both but "Night Puller" is a really strong painting. Wow!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Ryan Kramer said...

wow. these trains are amazing! I really dig the night puller.
I just put up a few plein air paintings on my blog, I'd love for you to take a look and let me know what to do to improve em!
(i wanna take your class at the ent. art academy, i'm in the process of scroungin' up some dough :)

7:43 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I completely agree with leslie. I would definitely say that you pulled it off. I love how the sky and train complement each other in the top one. Not that your past few works have been bad at all, but these two I very much like.

9:27 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

He Leslie,

It's many a time I tried to save a painting gone worng. I only can fxi them about half the time. I know it's ok becasue my greed gene wants to keep this one.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Chris Sterritt said...

You SAY you like us, but I think you like Trains better.


8:05 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

I'm liking the bottom one. But that's just me.

Hi Bill.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Uncle Phil said...

wow bill. these are beautiful. well played.

6:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Rayn , like I said on your blog , you have a great start, You won't have to do the first 300 bad paintings that most have to do.

6:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG They can't all be toppers. It's like captureing a fart in a bottle or something...

6:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

I like people so much. that's why I have a huge entourage.

6:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Dan,

That's the great thing about art, someting for everyone. I had an artist friend come by and didn't even comment on the nightpuller, he like, you was taken with the puller day.

11:12 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Phil,

thanks-- I still swinging.

11:13 AM  
Blogger cazsh said...

love the NighPuller - very dramatic and differnt

5:34 PM  
Blogger william wray said...


Sometimnes it happens... a little winow of possibility for the future pops open.

6:34 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Great trains. I just posted a train painting on my blog too. I really like the way you painted these, there's a russian feel to them.

9:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony if you haven't gotten the hint the Russians' are my Gods, I would have haply starved with them in Leningrad during WW2 ,if we had painting supplies. What you time tunnel fantasy?

10:30 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

Do you have a favorite Russian painter? I would have to go with Valentin Serov; his drawing was so expressive.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill.. The night puller one is amazing.. there is something very menacing about the lines and muted reflected lights are working great. Some thing about the lines on the train makes me think of the original poster for the movie Metropolis.. it has a looming quality about it!

great painting

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the night puller piece .Fantastic moody colours and atmosphere . Real industrial sense and shape - the forms are grungy and appealing to me ( I love industrial and scifi shapes ). Also the scale is very strong the train looking like a huge charging animal . Great stuff altogether !

12:38 PM  

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