Friday, February 1, 2008


January Shadows

Watercolor on archival paper, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
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Sometimes I get a curious sensation when looking at shadows of objects. Sometimes they seem more real, more alive somehow, than the thing itself. Maybe it's the temporal nature of shadows that I respond to. This young maple appears to stand more or less still. But the shadow flickers and breathes, transforming itself second by second in a steady dance across the wall.

13 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love your naked trees! I've been saving a post on shadows for My Great Day. I'll let you know when I post it.

Joan DaGradi said...

Wow- fantastic color and shapes.

Don Gray said...

Hi Suzanne--and thanks! I love your Great Day posts--I'll look forward to it.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Joan. I'm enjoying watching the "process" on your blog.

julianms said...

Don, there is a great article on the Courbet exhibition in the online New York Review of Books. Much of what is said about process is typically embarrassing but the whole political/ego element is fascinating. Luckily the exhibition is coming back to near-by Montpelier in June so perhaps I will visit it again with my new information. Julian

julianms said...

whoops! sorry hope you can delete the extra comment

Anonymous said...

Its my favorite thing sunshine and shadows! They make everything beautiful...Dixie

Don Gray said...

Thanks Julian, for the link to Golding's article--very interesting.

Don Gray said...

Dixie, where would we be without sunshine and shadow?!

A Reason to Paint said...

I am a lover of shadows too and you have painted them beautifully -and a little window to wonder about the within - perfect!

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Triecia.

silvina said...

Such a simple sight. The side of the house with a young tree casting it's shadow. Evocative of a peaceful moment by oneself. Time to reflect.

Don Gray said...

Silvina, thanks for your reflective thoughts.