Thursday, December 6, 2007

Lowering Clouds

Watercolor on rag paper, 5"x7"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.

Geologists say the mountains that ring this valley are the eroded rim of an ancient, massive volcano. I look at their serene slopes now and try to imagine what kind of incredible forces were unleashed here.

I've been enjoying doing these recent dailies in watercolor. I used to work a lot in that media but haven't used it much for years, focusing mostly on oils and acrylic.

Maybe the urge to use watercolor again is related somehow to my returning to the place where I first used it.

Or not.


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful watercolor, as are the other ones from recent days. I love the way many of the mountains around the GR Valley fall into folds, and create wonderful visual effects.
Anne Thrower

Don Gray said...

Yes, I too find that folded quality fascinating. It sometimes looks like folds of fabric.

Thanks for your note, Anne.

Jason Waskey said...

I love this one. It reminds me of some of Victor Higgins work...

Don Gray said...

Hi Jason--wow, that's a great compliment. I love Higgins work. Thanks for stopping by.