Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Creative Arts art show

Here is a painting for a Sierra Madre group art show:
come by on March 2nd if you can.
this is the Pinney House:

I've been meaning to paint this old victorian house for some time.


Blogger BoneDaddy said...

I really like the reds used on the roof highlights. On the far left, is that a window to another outside part of the house, or is there just a light on inside?

8:28 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Love this one. That little sliver of light is perfect... painting something almost entirely in shadow like you did can be challenging. I like the variety of color you used there, and I like the way you handled the sky.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

This one and the last one are incredible. Usually I can offer a funny little quip but I can only express just how impressive these latest works are.

11:26 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Hey Will the lighting and color combo give me a Stephen King feel - which I love. Others may see a more innocent setting.. but I sense mystery and forboding and some mischief afoot - just the axe murderer in me........

11:36 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

You got an axe-murder in you? I bet he'd kill just to get out and cut loose.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

Love this! Great impact with strong use of color. I have to agree - it would make a great poster for a Stephen King movie.

9:40 AM  
Blogger chia said...

Wow! Surprisingly unurban and, dare i say, quaint! But as others have pointed out, choosing to put the emphasis on the side in shadow is just inspired. It really adds to the feeling that this place has a story and it's just a side of places you don't often see in paintings. Where a guy like thomas kincaide would choose the sunny side and make everything glowing and washed out, you gave this place a personality. Plus thomas kincaide probably would've pissed on the building afterward too.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Robin Weiss said...

Nice layout with the strong vertical and dark roof of the cupola.
Theres alot of nice color in the shadow side of the upper house.

4:29 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG: It's inside, but it's light coming in from the outside lighing it.

6:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Tony,
Yeah it looked a little dead until I really varied the colors in the shadows.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

nice one man! i like the knife textures in the clouds

7:28 PM  
Blogger Jafar said...

Your paintings are so damn incredible....Love the way you paint sky and nature...It always soothes my heart and mind...and transports me to a beautiful world! TRULY INCREDIBLE!!


8:15 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks Dan, I had not idea, I just banged it out.

6:34 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

WK I must have a strong unconscious mind, I had no conscious intent to be spooky, but I am a drama queen...

6:36 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG I might...let me ask. I'll get back to you.

6:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Cara, thanks I did have a SK period in my misspent youth. Now the crows have come back to roost.

6:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Eric , Ahh TK my hero. I can't believe that incident in the Las Vegas bar at the Siegfried and Roy show that cause the Tiger to attack. How does he keep that story covered up?

6:44 PM  
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12:59 PM  
Blogger Chloe Cumming said...

Thank you for existing... I'm getting more and more out of your work.

And thanks for the tip on my blog about the graveyard and the Andrew Loomis books.

It's off-topic, but I was looking through the comments on your previous posts and the discussion of 'juxtapoz art' and whether one would want to be a piece of it really intrigues me. I've got mixed feelings about that scene. Balancing some kind of cartoon-joy and some kind of solid-painting-Turner integrity is also darned interesting.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mike Manley said...

Bill, this by far is your best painting yet to me. Don't take this wrong, but if I saw it elsewhere I wouldn't know you painted it. It seems like everything you are studying, practicing, all boiled in and this seems like a new breakthrough to me. It seems less obvious in technique than some of your other paintings, though the technique here is great, it seems in service to the piece.


10:37 PM  
Blogger Shawn Dickinson said...

Very nice!

1:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Miles that was the last moment of the painting.

11:52 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jafar , you are to kind ego is blowing up like a balloon and floating away.

11:53 AM  
Blogger william wray said...


I have mixed feeling about the JuxP thing as it's so close to my commercial art. Frankly I resent that I haven't been shown more respect by the scene for the work I (and my crew Scott Wills and Glen Barr) did on Ren and Stimpy. It isn't acknowledged as a significant cornerstone in founding this movement. I also find a lot of the work is of a low quality and I don't suffer posers. Don't get be wrong I like many of the artist in the scene, but more than half should be painting bridges or laying tile.

12:09 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mike,

I think what you might be responding to is the straight ahead quality about this one, no planning, all instinct and unconscious "pure" painting. As we are learning we have to plan the work. Once we start to learn enough to paint from what we have ingrained form our study, the work is better.
It's like your painting of the two apples of your blog. Technically slick, but in the future after you have a ton of still life's under you belt you may do a less technique oriented tight rendering and will do something more form the pure inside.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill.. fabulous rendering around the turret and front of the building in the shadow cover. Looks like the beginning of a beautiful evening.

6:57 PM  

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