Sunday, August 08, 2010

Elsar Liquor

 "Stairs" won 2nd place in the Art Interview 21st International Online Artist Competition


Blogger Dave Lebow said...

These are really amazing! Congrads on the award.. very deserved.
And I realy love your color palette as well.
Are you painting these directly from life, and do you do considerable composition changes when painting plein air?

3:33 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

D- I think PA is vital for development as a painter, but I’m a studio artist now. I use photos, alter them and use abstraction. I’m not really concerned in “Capturing Nature" anymore, I'm trying to explore internally.

4:02 PM  
Blogger BOBKE said...

The more times I see one of your pieces the more I like it.It just keeps on giving. Thank you for sharing.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Liquidmethod said...

That liquor store painting has got to be one my favorites yet. The color of the building is incredible!

7:15 PM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Bravo .. I mean congrats Will. And bravo for your questing an internal adventure. Both paintings are top-notch works of composition, color, imagination, and downright eye pleasure.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Marian Fortunati said...

Stairs is a wonderful piece and deserved a great prize... Congratulations, Bill!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Zeljko Duvnjak said...

Very nice pieces!
Really love palette and composition in both of them.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Mike Manley said...

Congrats on the 2nd place Bill!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

BRAVO! this is absolutely amazing William...!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Luria said...

I have to echo the comment about the color of the Liquor Store- it's that perfect dark glow, pre- storm, late day atmospheric contradiction.
Takes first prize in my book.
Love how you capture so much moodiness with monochromes.

11:09 AM  
Blogger mark bailey said...

Nice! Two of my favorites...great texture on the liquor store, cool perspective and comp on the stairs.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Fabián Fucci said...

Geroge Liquor. :-D

7:28 PM  
Blogger ajnesselrod said...

Love these both... I'd buy them in a NY second if I had the scratch. Great work William & Congrats on the recognition!!!!!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Ron Guthrie said...

Nice going on these and congrats on the 2nd place. That works. That Elsar liquor looks like a prison, hahaha. Amazing how the people can effect the landscape they live in....makes you think twice about people. Awesome work as always Sir.

2:33 AM  
Blogger David Lobenberg said...

These are two damn good sleazy paintings, William, Always enjoy your style!

5:36 PM  
Blogger jamie holmes said...

Wauw your palette is great.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Jean Marie Drouet said...

excellent !

12:22 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Something about Liquor stores. ;-) thanks all--

6:40 PM  
Blogger Kim VanDerHoek said...

Love these two paintings! I saw your work in an Art Interview email announcing the winners and I thought the award was well deserved. Congrats, it is a beautiful painting!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Fred Bell Paintings said...

It feels better to win than to lose. It is easy to see why this won.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Taiteelliset eväät said...

I like very much

7:46 AM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

I like the purples in Elsar Liquor
and it's no suprise "Stairs" won an award!


1:24 PM  
Blogger Randall said...

I thought I recognized those stairs. Nice work, and congratulations, I bet the stairs are beaming.


10:02 PM  
Blogger david said...

awesome! i love both. the liqour store especially.

4:35 PM  

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