Saturday, July 19, 2008

South Broadway, Los Angeles

12x16 oil on wood.

Here is another downtown cityscape where the big old buildings "end". I often feel like I'm in New York down there. I have a two shows coming up with cityscapes themes so there will be more. I was again trying to abstract a bit as I liked the elements and how they overlapped into interesting shapes. I also was trying to be a little bit darker and "ash can" with the color than usual.


Blogger tonypetersart said...

Very nice, I love the red-orange color of that building, it looks great against the sky color. Love the brushwork. And that building does look very New York-ish, almost like the flatiron building.

Was I with you on photo-safari when you shot this image?

11:36 PM  
Blogger shea holliman said...

All I have to say Ray is.......excuse the speech......Damn......everytime I visit your blog you have posted another pic of a painting that is Just Overwhelmingly Specatuacular
You are a great Painter. If you aren't Rich, you will be soon,
I love your paintings

3:02 AM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Wonderful composition, great shapes and interesting perspective. Love it.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Steven Vandervate said...

This is really great, Bill. The way the shapes overlap and interlock reminds me of Karl Benjamin. Well, you know, if he did cityscapes...

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice brushwork!

4:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony, you were, that's when you went off to do that last movie house and my dogs were to tired to go on. So I got a drink and waited for you .

12:33 PM  
Blogger PleinEric said...

Bill - I LOVE the color choices here and the abstract composition on this one! I'm a big fan of quieter grays with some tasteful high chroma... the brushwork is great to... varied.

11:54 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

The clouds, warm light on the face of the bldg., green stop light, and cool shadows are great. Love this one.

8:38 PM  
Blogger SueEllen Cowan said...

Fantastic work as always, Bill.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Amazing paintings! The colors and abstract shapes and design are beautiful!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Ryan Wood said...

The colors and texture are simply fantastic. Great stuff, Mr. Wray!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

woow awsume paintings!! i am a beginner painter but i am majoring in graphic design, but woow you left me speechless really wonderful paintings you make! if you want to chek out my so called art lol chek it there but dont laugh

1:13 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks you Shea, not rich yet, but happy.

1:24 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Ed!

1:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Didn't know Karl Benjamin thanks!. wish there was more of his overlapping forms in his book. I find it more intresting that his lines.

11:39 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks thor!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Balhatain said...

Great work. Hey, would you be interested in answering some questions for the Myartspace Blog? Contact me. :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Eric, David, Suellen , shawn and ryan--

I'm so far bejind forgive the impersonal answer!

9:07 PM  
Blogger HEH said...

Really nice cityscapes, Bill!

7:56 AM  

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