The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
I had to look carefully at the whole brush series before making the following statement; this is definitely my favorite. The transparency and warmth in the shadows makes it look airy in that area. This has a nice and recognizable kind of atmosphere, if that makes sense.Wish I could click on your pictures to enlarge them. You do such great work, that I want to study it closer.
Silvina, thank you. I appreciate your thoughtful comment.RE enlarging: I have recently been configuring the horizontal dailies and the occasional larger paintings I post so they can be enlarged to something approximating their actual size. It seems the template I'm using with Blogger only allows 400 pix or so horizontally. 400 comes out fairly close to life size on my 1024 x 768 screen for the 6 x 6, or for the vertical 5 x 7. 1280 x 1024 actually has less distortion, but it seems a little small for these old eyes on my 19" screen.Anyway, I do admire the brave souls who allow their small paintings to be enlarged way beyond actual size. But when I look at my own I just see everything that's poorly done magnified!I'll try posting some with a bit more enlargement, though, and see if I can stand it.
I've enjoyed looking at your brush series and the respect/affection it shows for the tools that carry your vision from your brain and hand to the painting surface. Doing this preserves the spirit of all those old brushes you threw away!Anne Thrower
Who would guess old brushes would make such interesting subjects!? This series is quite fascinating. I really like the paintings... there is something peaceful about the images and the abstract quality of the compositions makes for fun surprises.
Anne, thanks for visiting and taking the time to write. It is interesting how we tend to personify inanimate objects, isn't it?
Diana, thanks for weighing in with your thoughtful comments.
Love the earth tones and dramatic shadows. Also loved the first one entitled, "French Couple". Very witty. Jeanne
P.S. ...and yes, the atmosphere that others have mentioned is really what initially captured me! Lovely work as usual. Jeanne
Wonderful colors and shadows. What a great series.
Jeanne, its nice of you to write--thanks a lot.
Thanks Rhonda, I'm glad you like them--they've been fun to do.
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