Tuesday, October 09, 2007

SLO Painting festival II part one

So we arrive at our funky beach house on Los Osos facing out to Moro bay Monday at 5:00. Within minutes we were locked out as wind the door blew shut and the key was on the table inside. After fruitless trying by Sharon to get the landlord on the phone and looking for every possible hiding spot for a second key (there is no second key), and talking to every neighbor on the block and calling local real estate agents we broke down and called a locksmith.

Needless to say my painting I tried to do (two houses down) after that was unfocused, so I trashed it. Nice little view, I may try it again from a photo.

Old White Camper 9x12
Thinngs improved the next morning as I did one of my favorite paintings of the show in the morning and found out my display painting down at the art Center had immediately sold, the first one to go… A strong start… You might think…


Blogger BoneDaddy said...

That camper is awesome! I'd love to stay in that--unless, of course it hasn't been used in a long time, then I'd clean it first...
I like the old truck in the painting. For some reason, it reminds me of that ice cream truck in Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Ron Guthrie said...

Hahahaha...the adventures of the Plein Air artist on tour. Getting locked out...that sucks! This story ought to be interesting. I heard a few things about that show already. Not quite like last year eh? Leave it to you Bill to find a broken down trailer two houses down from your rental! hahaha.

10:12 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Awesome . . . I love that thick paint in the sky. Also, your choice of color is intimidating . . . oh how I want to STEAL your powers!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Yup... being locked out wasn't the best start for a vacation but then again nor was the egg on the car?

10:03 AM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

sometimes it can be good to rush a painting...no time to think to much...love this very much,especially the loose,simple treatment,
the colors are great!

10:10 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

That is such a great painting. I love Los Osos. I have a cousin who lives there. I visit Pismo, Grover Beach area almost every month.

Enjoyed reading this except the part where you got locked out...ouch..


10:39 AM  
Blogger Clive said...

Haven't browsed for mant months, great to see some...will have to make several trips back...of your new work and also great to see your shows are going rippingly well, justifiably. Also enjoying the superb stuff at your cartoon blog. Best, C.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Old Camper came out great Bill! Better and better. Quite a scene.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Anonomous said...

Man, I love your approach to art. Everything is very real, not contrived, Thank You!

Love the truck painting, something about it reminds me of my childhood, not sure why.

5:50 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG Now that you mention it... Tommy Chong was sopposed to come to my show.

12:09 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yeah Ron, the budgets have hit, less prizes, and the cut the usual lunch wrap in half.

12:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jason--- It's all in the Book!

4:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Honey-- Yeah that was a weird day--

4:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Rob I agree, but this one was not rushed, the one I trashed was...

4:48 PM  
Blogger Robin Weiss said...

I like how you rendered the wheels on the truck and your use of a warm color palette on this one

3:55 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Sandy--Sharon and I have fantasized about moving there. we love havin lunch at the health food store in Moro bay.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Lance Rubin Fine Art Prints said...

William, I just discovered your site and your work, and love it. I have a question for you about this white truck painting.

I noticed that you prime your boards/canvasses with magenta, and was wondering why this one was left white?


5:38 PM  

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