Sunday, March 2, 2008


Gnarled Willow

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
Available for purchase starting 03/02/08, 12 noon PST

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

It's as if he's turning to say something or reaching over to pick up something he dropped.

Don Gray said...

Interesting observation, Suzanne. I did feel a sense of movement in the twist of that trunk, but hadn't thought of it in human terms.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Beautiful! I love those old trees, such a beautiful quality of light and texture!

Martha Miller said...

I always see the figure in trees - probably from all the Arthur Rackham illustrations I pored over as a kid! That and those great apple trees in the Wizard of Oz...
Beautiful painting! Why is it that our culture does not appreciate those same textures on the aging human face?

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Pablo!

Don Gray said...

This is an OZ-like tree trunk, now that you mention it, Martha.

It's true that we appreciate the patina of age on almost everything but the human. Guess it's our youth-obsessed popular culture, itself an outgrowth of our fear of dying. Thanks for your comments.

william wray said...

Outstandging light and texture in your work! Bravo!

rick nilson said...

I thought your work on "Waiting for Breakfast" was a masterpiece. You caught cold on the hoof.

Don Gray said...

William, I really appreciate your stopping by and commenting. I've lurked around your blog for a long time--great work!

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Rick. I enjoyed exploring your work. Chester and Carl is a hoot!