Tuesday, May 20, 2008

South Connector

Oil on Wood, 24x32

On the 605 headed South there is a spot a bit past El Monte where they have some palm trees planted... I thought that was enough for a painting, but then the Palms felt to centered so I added the Blimp. A rare blatant cheat from me as I like to paint "honest" real places, but I think it gave more interest and balanced the composition to a asymmetrical view I can live with.


Blogger Kim VanDerHoek said...

Beautiful! Nice touch adding the blimp.

7:38 PM  
Blogger LuisNCT said...

pretty good the view against light effect

4:36 AM  
Blogger Alan Rushing said...

Nice light in this one.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

Beauty!...I agree, the blimp is a nice touch.

Also really enjoy those distant blue hills playing off of those reds and oranges from the palms/foliage.

3:25 PM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

The light Boss, the light! Love the glare of light behind the palm, on the blimp, and on the freeway rails.Nathan Fowkes does great light like this with his gouache sketches. Love this painting!

12:02 AM  
Blogger BoneDaddy said...

Hey, Everyone loves a blimp!

12:09 AM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

all roads lead to the blimp. I feel the heat vapors rising .. up through the palms.. lovely

7:39 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

AWESOME PAINTING!!! I love that color popping through the back, really nice!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my Wray-faves!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Ambera said...

Very cool.

7:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks vander!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...


2:00 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Sweeeet. It's unanimous, I really dig what you did with the blimp, it makes the painting.

3:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Luis, Alan Jared. thankss so much!

4:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Davic Nathan Fowkes is great, love those little sketches.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broad daylight mystery.

3:18 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks BG WK AND JS!

11:40 PM  
Blogger Don Gray said...

Boy, you catch the grit and the glare, the sound and the eternal sun of LA better than anyone I know. I am there when I look at these paintings.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are a fantastic painter. I've seen your comic work but didn't realise that this is what you do now. I followed a link from Bob Fingerman's blog. Wow!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Bellinger said...

I love this painting! Adding the blimp...only an artist would think of that. The ordinary thinking person would go with a bird/birds, cloud.. I was actually surprised that the blimp was an afterthought and not a photo of blimp with palm trees!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Making A Mark said...

Bill - this painting has been nominated for my Making A Mark Award for the best artwork completed & posted on an art/illustrated blog in 2008. (Nominations due to be posted with pics tomorrow)

From our previous discussions, you've not had a problem with me posting your work on my blog - Can I assume the same applies this time?

6:31 AM  

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