Wednesday, March 31, 2010



Blogger robobop said...

Great work! I really enjoy the surface quality as well as the bold image.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Jala Pfaff said...

Wonderful. I really like the color here, and the drips. How do you create drips without the oil ( this oil?? I'm assuming) being compromised by over-thinning? Cheers.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Steven P. Goodman said...

I really like the way the surface becomes an active participant in the painting.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Родионов Евгений said...


9:11 PM  
Blogger Don Shank said...

love this one

11:33 PM  
Blogger Helder FC Vieira said...

More and more with less and less...

2:10 AM  
Blogger Robin Roberts said...

I love this. The simplicity is very cool. I really like the overall feel.

5:31 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Very cool Bill . . . love it!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I love both the depth and the color palette of this one!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Donald Frazell said...

Damn Bill, you just keep on getting better all the time. Love how the image melts into the picture plane, and becomes ethereal, more than just a thing. You have developed the quality of modern art of crating your own internal light, a living energy. You have gotten past what is shown and evoked the wordless passions you initially felt in the viewer.

Looks like you are developing a train series, a book in the offing? Juat a little better than hanging a replicated loco from a crane. :)Where you been?

10:21 AM  
Blogger Donald Frazell said...

Actually, they have the feel of taking up where Whistler's Nocturnes left off. Who i believe was very underrated, who with Corot and others like Daubigny not only influenced Imperessionism, but were better than them, only Monet a truly great artist. My boy Cezanne never truly an impressionist at all.

A time for fundamentals, but you are evolving too, as we all must.
You need a solo show in LA. You are ready, lets go get CK. Though he keeps on calling Demoiselles d'Avignon a cubist painting. What do they learn in art schools these days? Its an expressionist work with Iberian and African influences in a Cezannian space. the breeding ground for cubism, yes, and many other forms of art.

10:37 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks all,

this is oil and the drips can be tricky. along with the abstraction meets real I'm working on surface elements that are both surface and part of the minds image. I'm deluded enough to think this kind deft balance when done right can be as interesting as an artist with a Yale degree. HA! Who am I kiddin'?

1:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Donald I'm only going after the most pathetic stuff as I'm lowering my profile so I can get into a decent contemporary art gallery one of these days. I was surprised when a gallery owner got defensive with my comments on line and don't really need to build up a blacklist. I've been finding how seriously some gallery owners will take the smallest flippant comment and turn it into reason to never consider my work.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Donald Frazell said...

Yeah, i get it. I am choosing to attack, j'accuse!Damn the torpedoes, somethins gotta give. If not, what the hell? I can make a living anyway, but would love to spend more time on my art. busy with the wifes new magazine,
and havent dont anything since finishing the triptych. And trying to get the Watts Towers funding and visitors to save them. Most important art work west of the Mississipi, possible nation in post war era. Besides Wayfarers Chapel where we got married.
She practically cried when i took her last weekend, its a spiritual place and renewed her drive. She had never been there even though she had stayed down the street at King Drew during her sister's residency years ago. It has been grossly neglected.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

I adore the running of the paint in this one, William!


12:46 PM  
Blogger Paintopolis said...

Awesome Bill! -James

1:10 PM  

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