The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
He is lovely and I think he knows it!
Don, That is one of the nicest animal portraits I've seen in a long time..of any kind. I love how rich the colors are , without being over the top....amazing control....and to modulate the cools into the rich warms to make all the areas interesting. And finally the personality and good looks that you brought out. What a drawing. Mick
I had to consult my color wheel on this one. It's mostly a harmony of the warm side; orange, yellow, green. Then you went to the opposite side of the wheel and hit it with purple and blue. I wonder if that's what Mr. Mcginty meant by "amazing control".
What a fine painting Don. The owners must be extremely happy.I agree with what Mick said.
Thanks, Serena. He is a beautiful guy, isn't he?
Boy Mick, that is very high praise. And means a lot coming from an artist of your level. Thank you so much!
What I was trying to do with those complementary accents was to energize the color--make everything vibrate. The idea was to make vital color echo the obvious vitality of the dog himself. Thanks for coming by, Silvina.
Thanks so much, Frank--that means a great deal to me.
I agree Don, the green was an excellent choice to compliment those glorious reds and oranges. This portrait is so full of life and very pleasing to the eye.
Triecia, thanks. It's nice to hear your thoughts.
wow--this is gorgeous. the dog really pops off the background, and the eyes say it all. great work
Lots of personality!!! Very nice painting!!
Great portrait of a beautiful creature, has expressed so much love in this wonderful piece of good art.Alex
Love the touches of violet. And his expression! Noble, a little skeptical or maybe it's just indulgence.
Rhonda, Takeyce, Alex, M, and Laura--Thank you all for taking the time to drop a note. Your encouraging words are so heartening.
You really capture the personalities beautifully with these dog paintings.
I'm glad you think so, Suzanne--thank you.
I've been looking at a lot of dog paintings lately and this is by far one of the better ones! Beautiful beast! Bravo!
Glad you like it, Lola. I had fun painting Jake.
The complimentary color vibration is masterful here and the blue 'sky' reflection makes it for me. I like what Mick said about not going over the top with what are already vibrant, pure colors. It's so easy to get into gratuitous color.Draftsmanship extraordinaire.What a regal dog!
Mary, so kind of you to say, thanks. Jake is indeed a regal-looking and beautiful dog--great fun to paint.
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