Friday, July 06, 2007


Theater in Westwood Ca that is. A quick half hour on top of an old painting to keep my rusty hand in. I'm so slammed with commercial work this is all I could do reciently. First time with this subject, tough to be different with it... I was in a hurry, but was also trying to get back to painting looser.

Oil 6x8


Blogger PleinEric said...

Thick gooey goodness!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool painting! Bill, do you undercoat your canvases at all, and if so, what colour? I'm interested in the effects you strive to achieve if using such a method.

2:59 AM  
Blogger Chris Ousley said...

Sweet! I click to enlarge and then squint at that impact area. A treat. Now go knock out that commercial work.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

It is always amazing to see your brushwork. I think you achieved being looser in such a fabulous way. Great simplification and treatment of light.

2:09 PM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

You've given the sky a dark, liquidy, "ocean floor" look, very cool!
I like the quick 'n' dirty paintings, the brush strokes are wild. I would understand if you had screaming panic-fits while doing this.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

I love this painting! You have a great confident approach!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Mike Manley said...

I really like the palette on this one.

12:14 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

You inspire me to trowl it on!

4:07 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Nice color, Bill. When you've got more studio time you should paint it six feet tall.

5:07 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Will.. great expressionistic expression. No pussy-footing around.. getting it down.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Just checking in and saying hello, your stuff is looking great. I think the "Donald" portrait might be an official masterpiece. The colors in his forehead and the bold strokes are money here.
Looking good.

6:46 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey AJ I use different colors for different paintings. Generally I'm trying to pick a dominate complemtary color .

1:13 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey C. Oh I'm knockin' Like you avatar. One of may favs that JCL

7:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Stefan, I plowed thu this one. Sometimes that's best.

7:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG panic fits ?naaa... I'm used to being crazy---

10:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Tim I'm to dumb to go it slow.

10:24 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Mike!

10:27 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony -- I don't think I could get into the detail at that size-- I'll cheat and keep the busy ones small and abstract.

10:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Wk-- Thanks I'm happy you don't think of me as a pussy painter.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Ozz said...

Coooooooooool!!! i want it :P

1:37 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Todd, I don't know about that, but I like the forhead too. ;-)

2:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ozz you can have it, the Euro is very strong right now...

2:36 PM  
Blogger Ozz said...

The Euro might be strong,but my wallet is not "strong" enough :D

12:28 AM  

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