Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tearing down Gallery row art show

For a larger police parking lot.

an old one slighty touched up

touched this one up a bit...

This one is already sold, but you haven't seen it yet. Yelow and Blue 11x14 oil on linen.

M.J. Higgins fine art & furnishings
244 South Main Street, L. A.,California 90012,
213.617.1700 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm

U r b a n s c a p e s a n d L a n d s c a p e s

J u n e 1 4 - A u g u s t 4, 2 0 0 7

Opening: Thursday, June 14, 6-9pm
During the Downtown Art Walk
Artists: Jamie Ennen, Dick Heimbold, Star Higgins and William Wray.

This will be an evolving six week plus exhibition due to the fact that the City of Los Angeles has begun eminent domain proceedings to take over our beloved 1896 building, the birthplace of the Gallery Row Organization and The Gallery Row District. In light of these developments we are calling this exhibition a “Cash & Carry” style show where art works will be allowed to be taken when purchased (credit & checks accepted). Works sold will be replaced by work by the same artist or another landscape artist we currently represent, perhaps through September 8th!

Ennen, Heimbold, Higgins and Wray all paint in the plein air tradition and share the compelling passion of discovering a captivating view and capturing a moment in time.

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Blogger Per H said...

Great colors! I also like the placing and shapes of the clouds contrasting to the railway.

12:09 AM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Sorry to hear about the gallery, but it's cool that thy're having a big shingdig about it to sell some good art before it goes down.
I like the yellows on the train, that mixed with its solitud mak it look contented.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

Very nice -

11:01 AM  
Blogger pushingtide said...

Soooo cool. Love your paintings man.

Ever paint any closer to the coast paintings?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

No wonder it's already sold! I love the brushwork and bold shapes, and how you always give just enough detail. A treat for the viewer, indeed. : )

10:39 AM  
Blogger Miles Thompson said...

hi bill! you're crazy man!

11:23 PM  
Blogger Todd Bonita said...

yellow and blue is a brilliant little masterpiece...awesome strokes and bold color. You are money my man.
Be good,

6:58 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

Beautiful painting of the train. sandy

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi !
Nice to meet your work. I'm going to add your blog on my links.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Ryan Khatam said...

love that palm tree in the top one

2:52 PM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

I'm lovin' the rich greys! Great as usual William...

4:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Beauitful painting!!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Heidi Malott said...

I really enjoy seeing your work on your blog. What a loss, just what the world needs, a larger parking lot:(

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi William! Your paintings are always a distinguished help for me to get an idea of new colorsystems. And of course I like them very much!
Thank you,

1:03 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Best of luck Bill! I have the in-laws staying with me and they leave in the morning! Sorry I can't make the big debut!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Chris Ousley said...

I like that grey piece a lot. Whistler would approve.

7:40 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Like the new addition. It's got a foggy look to it. Dreary, but we all need a little dreary sometimes...

8:14 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Dammit, the cops make it hard enough for us civilians to park around here, why should things be any easier for them? I know I didn't vote for the jerks running this town! In fact, I'm so mad I might even vote this year! That'll show em.
Outside of that, is there anything us civilians can do? I'll sign any petitions or whatever's floating around.

12:51 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I love the top one, I think you called it "For a larger police parking lot". Fantastic limited palette, it reminds me of that Sam Hyde Harris show that we saw. Love that hazy, misty, foggy thing you've got going in that piece.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

These are so beautiful, William! The colors are fantastic!

Thank you, also, for visiting my blog and posting a comment. Your work has definitely inspired me to start painting my environs...but first, I'll practice more pen and ink sketching until I summon up the courage to lay down some paint.


6:07 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Oh, and this may have been answered before, but what working surface do you prefer to use for your paintings: canvas, wood, hardboard, other? Since I am new to landscape painting, I want make sure to use the most economical material available. Thanks in advance!

6:15 PM  
Blogger A Reason to Paint said...

Love the mist in number one and the lovely glow to number three

2:17 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Per,
Just keeping it simple

11:37 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG me to-- I'm wondering if the Down town thing has been highjacked by Culver City anyway.

11:38 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Cara--

11:38 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Push-- I used to but not for awhile-- I do have to do a beach comission so I'll be dropping down soon.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

That top one's a real gem! -James

9:08 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Leslie,

thanks I just packed it up. On to the next train--someday--

9:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Oh Miles you so crazy too.

9:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Todd, It's nice to be money as cash is king.

9:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Sandy-- Love your birds, I fowrded you blog to Mookie.

9:18 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Le Xiao,

Same to meet your artwork and sculpture. ;-)

9:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Ryan as always--

9:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Eric-- Hope we have time to go out again soon.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

It's one thing to make a 'picture.' It is quite another to cast an emotional mood in every painting you make. I love this gray day piece . . .I can feel the sense of departure in it! Have linked your blog to mine, William. You are definetely one to tout!!!


7:19 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks Heidi-- the sad turth is it does! Less people would help.

1:23 PM  

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