Wednesday, January 03, 2007


18x24 oil on wood.

On the way to Stockton Tony and I came across a little industrial "town" totally owned by Texaco. We didn't even consider getting permission to get in, we were in to much of a hurry to see the Leyendecker show for red tape, but I'd like to sometime. This little tiny booth was originally the first step in security, but they have since moved check- in back further. I always wanted to paint one of there big "dipping bird" pumps. I finally got around to it.


Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I like how the bars on the far side of the pump have that "atmospheric" quality to them, but with red, plus the whole pump itself just looks rusty. I also like the detail you put into that little shed in the background. It looks like an afterthought that couldn't be ignored.

11:34 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Dude, I love that web of metal you created, the red-ish color between the iron work. And I love the quirky way you drew it too. A++

5:57 AM  
Blogger glamaFez said...

Was this painted onto a wet, bright orange underpainting in one session?


10:03 AM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

killer man - totally bitchen

2:21 PM  
Blogger chia said...

This painting really gets me pumped up! Seriously, I don't know why my comedy career never took off. But aside from my rib tickling puns, this is a beautiful painting. The colors are so rich that they just have to cause some type of diabetes.

6:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks BG no after thought that shed, planned from the top. i wanted someting besides the pump for context.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Excellent work once again. Lovely colors.

9:01 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Hey Will! Great piece and as usual colors, composition and idea carry it. When I first saw this enty on DP site I thought someone was ripping your style... then I saw your name come up in the window.... wheww!

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A jaw dropping WOW! Electric sky

9:43 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...


12:56 AM  
Blogger jesukiran said...

lovely colors,...Mr.Wray blog is really awesome

7:44 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Tony that is a matter of scappping out the original and re- stating it and letting part of the old show thru---

10:12 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Galm. Yes and no. Orange underpaing, but two sessions. I re- worked it a bit.

10:14 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatnks Miles

10:14 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Erich,

You are welcome to hone your routine here anytime.

9:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Mike, you are to kind.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Michael Dooney said...

The skies in all of your painting are fantastic, so much energy and life...not the same ol'fluffy clouds etc!

5:42 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Wk I rip me off all the time.

7:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robin,

You can close your mouth now. ;-)

7:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Dan!

7:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanbks for stopping by Jes--

7:02 PM  
Blogger painterjoy said...

Love the play of greens, esp. the green in the sky. And the warm and violet in the foreground. THe shape of the machine is very exciting. Masterfully painted!

5:59 PM  

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