Friday, September 04, 2009

Bleached and Auto Art Auction

Look what the Met just cleaned up!

Since I like to paint old cars I decided to give a new venue a chance and did a painting specifically for an Auto Museum sale. My painting bleached was accepted it should stand out in a group of realistic paintings of tricked out old cars. If it interests you you might what to give them a call. I'm sure they would be happy to take a phone bids. More info below.
Bleached 12x16 oil on wood

When I discovered Trevor Chamberlain ( I believe Frank Serrano turned me on to him) it was a revelation. I recommend his how to books. His discovery lead me to Edward Seago who I like a drop more mainly do to the fact he was a generation earlier and more a an originator. You can see both Trevor and Edward Wesson where deeply influenced by Seago, but still great artists in there own right. I'll do Wesson in the future.



Blogger paul sibley said...

William, I am a recent follower of yours, and like your car painting.
I am also a fan of Seagoe, Weston and Chamberlain etc Another English painter you should check out is David Curtis. Cheers Paul

11:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

First of all, love your painting, particularly the colours in the dirt. You have a wonderful eye for the colour/ tonal shifts that bring the image alive.

Secondly, I am fascinated by your intimate knowledge of a whole bunch of English painters, it's a tribute to your study of the medium. I also agree very much with the names you have come up with so far. I am fortunate enough to own a Wesson and visit a friend who has two Seago paintings. Your favourite painter spot is one of my favourite spots in blogdom. Thanks.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Perry Brown said...

I was recently introduced to your blog. I will be sure to read about your experiences and take in the soulful honest paintings. I taught a workshop in Ohio this Summer and encouraged the class to explore the works of Chamberlain. I too am a big fan. Keep up the great work!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Michael Chesley Johnson, Artist / Writer said...

Nice work! If you like old vehicles, you'll enjoy painting the heaps up in Jerome when you come to Sedona in October!

1:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Paul Welcome and I do Have David's book. he looks to be holding up the tradition pretty well if not a drop tight for my taste. But he's good, no doubt...

3:14 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Mick your always so nice, yes I could do English guys for weeks. The Wapping group and and that lot, but I like to "mix it up" Lucky you to see the originals. I think if I lived over the pond, I'd own one by now.

3:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Perry Yeah I can see the TC and Schmid influence you have that warm way about your work. Thanks for the honesty comment it's one of the most important things to me and most artists I like.

3:23 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

MCJ Let go out there together one of the days, yes?

3:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good luck with it Will, and thanks everyone for your leads. Amazing info!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, more of your cars. Love 'em. I can see the influence of Seago and Chamberlain on your work--not the least in your placement of subjects on the picture plane.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Seago's one of my all time favorites. Hadn't seen Chamberlain before, really wonderful too. Seems a bit less loose than Seago.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Mariusz Kornatka said...

Awsome! Love em'all!

6:55 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Nori!

10:08 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes V-- they both have been there for me. ;_)

10:09 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Ed I happened to pick some tight ones he works loose to and is a master of watercolor like Seago.

10:10 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks MK

10:11 AM  
Blogger Narender Kundra said...

>great job,looking good.
>ilove your colours style.

>can you give me tips improving my colourings.

>see my blog.
>>Comment are wellcome.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Suzanne DeCuir said...

Love the stretched-out, distorted shape of the hood on the car in the foreground. Also, really like Chamberlain's work, especially the ones that aren't too "pretty." Thanks.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Suzanne DeCuir said...

By the way, you don't have to publish this one - I just wanted to let you know that I posted a painting of yours on my blog today: (I asked you about doing this a few weeks ago.) Thanks,

11:13 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Dig the cars, man, very cool.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Don Coker said...

Bleached is awesome, Bill! I too, love automotive art. Wish I could be out there for the show.

9:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

You don't ask for much do you NK?

10:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks for everting Sz!

10:36 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks don and tony

10:36 PM  
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