Sunday, December 03, 2006

Trailer #3

Everything is wet so here is one from my trailer series I didn't post (here) as I had posted a similar one to it not long ago. I don't what to post so many of the same subject in a row, for instance I do have another Train painting dry, but I want to save that one for a bit, due to having so many trains recently. 16x20 oil on linen board.


Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Do you always start off with toned canvases? Is that some of the toned canvas showing through, or do you just work on lots of layers?

5:40 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I like the shadow on the trailer, I also like the van hiding on the side, like if you come closer, it's gonna get you.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Shane Douglas Keene said...

Hey Bill, Shane from WC here. I saw this on WC but, as you know, you can't see any great amount of detail there. This painting rocks. Your impasto brushwork and use of complements and harmonious colors is fucking astounding. I love the way you used the greens and blues to imply shiny surfaces.

That said, I think the car may be a bit small :D

12:44 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

That's some nice color you've got going on that trailer, Bill. Real subtle greens and pinks in the shadows. You handle cars quite well, it's hard to resist rendering out every detail to get them to look normal, but you pulled it off.

I wish I could see the little old lady who lives in there, she'd walk out wearing curlers and a stained bath robe with pink slippers, holding a cigarette in one hand and a Tab cola in the other. Followed by a pack of rabid yapping small dogs.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Johnnie Scoutten said...

This one rocks. It's that dappled light in colors. Love it.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great colors with this piece - as always.

6:44 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Katz-- Yes almost always-- it's litterally "sets the tone" for the painting.

12:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG why are my vans so evil? Like sampping turtles.

12:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Sane,

You are too kind, and a sharp observer as always. Get that blog together son!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Yapincak Gurerk Okyar said...

First time here on your page, I loved your paintings, different approach than most of the other daily painters, refreshing, keep it up, I'll be visiting.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...


3:38 PM  
Blogger Shane Douglas Keene said...

Funny. You called me "Sane". That's so incredibly far from the truth :D

Anyway, that blog that you looked at is not actually my current blog and I think I finally managed to keep it from showing up in my profile. My real blog needs a lot of help too but is considerably better than the one you looked at. It's located at

The content there kind of sucks as I haven't had a lot of time to update but I do have links to some impressive artist's blogs (yours included)

Peace, out.

11:53 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony, You were there?

12:38 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Johnnie, Can trailer paintings rock?

12:40 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thaks Sheri, I like your birdhouse.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

The colors on the trailer look good enough to eat.
; - ) I like Tony 's idea about who lives there; I think that old lady (Maxine?) character from Shoebox Greetings might come out and start yelling at everyone.

10:20 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Yap, I'm always here for you.

1:58 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Love the trailer... what's going on inside;-) Can't wait to see the liquor store... oops did I say too much?

5:11 PM  
Blogger Eliska said...

Love your work and the trailers in particular. I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and have been wanting to paint a trailer series for a long time. Finally started. These wonders are definitely going by the wayside. I was taking photos of a park a few weeks ago and a lady ran out in a panic. She thought i was from a developer who was going to buy and tear down that place. That had already happened to her once before

2:01 PM  

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