The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
What an interesting composition! I love that little square of light coming through from the other side. This reminds me of something - not the whole painting but the section of the barn door and this is a stretch but the paintings that flitted through my noggin are as follows. You know the Sargent Daughters of E.D. Boit You'll see the section of that painting I'm reminded of and Sargent based that painting on the Velasquez Las Meninas - there's that aperture again! The lower half of the painting reminded me of William Merritt Chase's Hide and Seek - obtuse perhaps but you probably see what I mean. Then, of course, there's Wyeth...Whoa! I must wait till later in the day to make comments! Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah over coffee.
Stunning! Great clarity, Don, and Happy Birthday! 60 is the new forty!
Suzanne, I love the way your mind works! It's a stretch indeed, but if you want to mention me in the same sentence with the likes of Sargent, Velasquez, Chase and Wyeth, I won't try to discourage you. :)Thanks so much.
Thanks, Stephen. And I'm feeling every one of my 40 years!
Looking at your daily work always adds a spark to my day. Really enjoyed the powerful, nearly abstract composition (although I love the realist details.)Anne Thrower
Nice touch with the bird Don.
Thank you, Anne. For me always the best paintings have a strong abstract design at their core. I really don't make a distinction between representation and abstraction--two sides of the same coin.
Thanks, Frank. The bird was really there--exactly there--I had no choice. :)
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