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WILLIAM RAINEY

I stand to paint, spray, scrape, rub, dribble and dance around… to put whatever my subconscious feels like doing. I like big paintings for that reason. It is body in motion. Rather than a single moment in time captured by photography and realism, you are getting me up there or on there. That makes me a “gestural painter” too.

I am a “colorist” as well. Color moves me and comes as close as I can to painting emotions on a canvas.

There are a few primitive symbols and identifiable things in there. They are often deep metaphorical symbols of humanity. They can mean many things. There isn’t any central figure in my paintings. The positive and negative space, the middleand the edges of the canvas, all are important to the overall expression. Some might argue that make me an “abstract expressionist”.

My art is viewer dependent. In other words, the viewer must look, think, feel and react. Many people say to me “ I see different things in your paintings every time I look at them.” I like to hear that. I don’t care what you think about my work as long as you think about it.

image of the artist, WILLIAM RAINEY

Works

Works Exhibitions Select Sold/Archive

Works

1950's Friday Night

William Rainey

1950's Friday Night

acrylic on canvas

24" x 30" fr.
$1,500

Above the Fold

William Rainey

Above the Fold

acrylic on canvas

52" x 60" fr.
$7,000

Contempt Prior to Investigation

William Rainey

Contempt Prior to Investigation

acrylic on canvas

42" x 38" fr.
$4,000

Convinced

William Rainey

Convinced

acrylic on canvas

48" x 44" fr.
$5,300

Do You Believe in Miracles

William Rainey

Do You Believe in Miracles

acrylic on canvas

42" x 52" fr.
$5,500

E•I•E•I•O

William Rainey

E•I•E•I•O

acrylic on canvas

42" x 38" fr.
$3,500

False Idols

William Rainey

False Idols

acrylic on canvas

66" x 60" fr.
$7,800

Fast Forward

William Rainey

Fast Forward

acrylic on canvas

24" x 30" fr.
$1,700

Fire In The Hole

William Rainey

Fire In The Hole

acrylic on canvas

42" x 38" fr.
$3,500

Gettin the Low Down

William Rainey

Gettin the Low Down

acrylic on canvas

26" x 22" fr.
$1,300

Ghosts of the 66 III

William Rainey

Ghosts of the 66 III

acrylic on canvas

36" x 30" fr.
$3,000

Home Town I

William Rainey

Home Town I

monotype

30.5" x 27" fr.
$1,200

Home Town II

William Rainey

Home Town II

monotype

30.5" x 27" fr.
$1,200

Home Town III

William Rainey

Home Town III

monotype

30.5" x 27" fr.
$1,200

Home Town V

William Rainey

Home Town V

monotype

30.5" x 27" fr.
$1,200

Homemade Granola

William Rainey

Homemade Granola

acrylic on canvas

26" x 32" fr.
$1,750

I Know You Know

William Rainey

I Know You Know

acrylic on canvas

48" x 38" fr.
$4,000

It Ain't Necessary

William Rainey

It Ain't Necessary

acrylic on canvas

32" x 28" fr.
$2,100

It's a Mouthful

William Rainey

It's a Mouthful

acrylic on canvas

42" x 38" fr.
$3,500

Jackson County

William Rainey

Jackson County

acrylic on canvas

30" x 24" fr.
$1,700

Jasper County

William Rainey

Jasper County

acrylic on canvas

30" x 24" fr.
$1,700

Journal IV

William Rainey

Journal IV

acrylic on paper

16" x 16" fr.
$500

Journal VII

William Rainey

Journal VII

acrylic on paper

16" x 16" fr.
$500

Look But Don't Touch

William Rainey

Look But Don't Touch

acrylic on canvas

26" x 22" fr.
$1,100

Making Adjustments

William Rainey

Making Adjustments

acrylic on canvas

42" x 38" fr.
$4,000

New Space I

William Rainey

New Space I

acrylic on canvas

60" x 52" fr.
$8,000

New Space II

William Rainey

New Space II

acrylic on canvas

52" x 42" fr.
$5,500

New Space III

William Rainey

New Space III

acrylic on canvas

52" x 42" fr.
$5,500

No Free Lunch

William Rainey

No Free Lunch

acrylic on canvas

38" x 32" fr.
$3,000

Nothing Matches II

William Rainey

Nothing Matches II

acrylic on canvas

32" x 26" fr.
$1,750

Plus or Minus

William Rainey

Plus or Minus

acrylic on canvas

54" x 62" fr.
$7,500

See No Evil

William Rainey

See No Evil

acrylic on canvas

62" x 54" fr.
$7,500

Tear at the Fold

William Rainey

Tear at the Fold

acrylic on canvas

48" x 60" fr.
$7,300

The Last Mulligan

William Rainey

The Last Mulligan

acrylic on canvas

38" x 48" fr.
$4,000

The Last Red Painting on 3rd Street

William Rainey

The Last Red Painting on 3rd Street

acrylic on canvas

28" x 28" fr.
$1,650

The Last Slice of Humble Pie

William Rainey

The Last Slice of Humble Pie

acrylic on canvas

66" x 60" fr.
$9,000

The Royal Kingdom Redo

William Rainey

The Royal Kingdom Redo

acrylic on canvas

26" x 42" fr.
$2,300

The View Up

William Rainey

The View Up

acrylic on canvas

38" x 32" fr.
$3,000

They Only Come Out at Night

William Rainey

They Only Come Out at Night

acrylic on canvas

44" x 42" fr.
$3,500

Tic, Tac

William Rainey

Tic, Tac

acrylic on canvas

67" x 62" fr.
$9,000

Untitled - Red IV

William Rainey

Untitled - Red IV

acrylic on paper

23.5 x 19.5 fr.
$1,850

Untitled - Red V

William Rainey

Untitled - Red V

acrylic on paper

23.5 x 19.5 fr.
$1,850

Untitled - White I

William Rainey

Untitled - White I

acrylic on paper

23.5 x 19.5 fr.
$1,850

Untitled - White II

William Rainey

Untitled - White II

23.5 x 19.5 fr.
$1,850

Untitled - White III

William Rainey

Untitled - White III

acrylic on paper

23.5 x 19.5 fr.
$1,850

Valentine's Day Card

William Rainey

Valentine's Day Card

acrylic on canvas

52" x 44" fr.
$4,400

Installations

Exhibitions

PENTIMENTOS: SEEN and UNSEEN

November 2022

See exhibition/catalog

WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION

November 2020

See exhibition/catalog

AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS ABOUT NOTHING

October 2018

See exhibition/catalog

SHAMPOO RINSE REPEAT

September 2016

See exhibition/catalog

DANGER: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!

September 2014

See exhibition/catalog

Select Sold/Archive

image of Laughing at Such Sally

William Rainey

Laughing at Such Sally

acrylic on canvas

54" x 72" fr.

SOLD

image of View from the Cat Bird Seat

William Rainey

View from the Cat Bird Seat

acrylic on canvas

66" x 60" fr.

SOLD

image of Psychedelic Fantasy Poster No. I

William Rainey

Psychedelic Fantasy Poster No. I

acrylic on canvas

60" x 52" fr.

SOLD

image of Psychedelic Fantasy Poster No. III

William Rainey

Psychedelic Fantasy Poster No. III

acrylic on canvas

60" x 52" fr.

SOLD

image of Divided We Fall

William Rainey

Divided We Fall

acrylic on canvas

36" x 50" fr.

SOLD

image of First Thing In the Morning

William Rainey

First Thing In the Morning

acrylic on canvas

38" x 32" fr.

SOLD

image of Jitter Bug

William Rainey

Jitter Bug

acrylic on canvas

32" x 32" fr.

SOLD

image of North Town

William Rainey

North Town

acrylic on canvas

32" x 38" fr.

SOLD

image of Ruby Red Grapefruit

William Rainey

Ruby Red Grapefruit

acrylic on canvas

42" x 52" fr.

SOLD

image of Ghosts of the 66

William Rainey

Ghosts of the 66

acrylic on canvas

36" x 30" fr.

SOLD

image of Portfolio No. 12

William Rainey

Portfolio No. 12

acrylic on canvas

11.75" x 11.75" fr.

SOLD

image of Portfolio No. 4

William Rainey

Portfolio No. 4

acrylic on canvas

11.75" x 11.75" fr.

SOLD

image of Portfolio No. 11

William Rainey

Portfolio No. 11

acrylic on canvas

11.75" x 11.75" fr.

SOLD

image of Wild Flowers II

William Rainey

Wild Flowers II

acrylic on canvas

28" x 28" fr.

SOLD

image of Wild Flowers I

William Rainey

Wild Flowers I

acrylic on canvas

28" x 28" fr.

SOLD

image of Untitled - Grey VIII

William Rainey

Untitled - Grey VIII

acrylic on paper

37.5" x 30.5" fr.

SOLD

image of Red Flowers in a Red Vase

William Rainey

Red Flowers in a Red Vase

acrylic on canvas

52" x 24" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Yellow

William Rainey

Pentimento - Yellow

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - White

William Rainey

Pentimento - White

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Turquoise

William Rainey

Pentimento - Turquoise

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Red

William Rainey

Pentimento - Red

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Pink

William Rainey

Pentimento - Pink

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Orange

William Rainey

Pentimento - Orange

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Grey

William Rainey

Pentimento - Grey

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Green

William Rainey

Pentimento - Green

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Dark Red

William Rainey

Pentimento - Dark Red

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Cream

William Rainey

Pentimento - Cream

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Blue

William Rainey

Pentimento - Blue

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Pentimento - Black

William Rainey

Pentimento - Black

acrylic on panel

14" x 14" fr.

SOLD

image of Mixed Bouquet

William Rainey

Mixed Bouquet

acrylic on canvas

26" x 22" fr.

SOLD

image of Love for Sale

William Rainey

Love for Sale

acrylic on canvas

28" x 32" fr.

SOLD

image of Gettin Back to Business

William Rainey

Gettin Back to Business

acrylic on canvas

30" x 30" fr.

SOLD

image of Face to Face with the Second Step

William Rainey

Face to Face with the Second Step

acrylic on canvas

26" x 72" fr.

SOLD

image of 40th Celebration Flowers

William Rainey

40th Celebration Flowers

acrylic on canvas

38" x 32" fr.

SOLD

image of X-Mas Flowers No. I

William Rainey

X-Mas Flowers No. I

acrylic on panel

13.75" x 10.75" fr.

SOLD

image of X-Mas Flowers No. II

William Rainey

X-Mas Flowers No. II

acrylic on panel

13.75" x 10.75" fr.

SOLD