Friday, April 18, 2008






















Spring Runoff
oil on board, 6" x 6"
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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, warm at last! I headed for the mountains and spent an enjoyable afternoon doing some plein air painting alongside this purling stream. The snow up high is melting fast, giving the silt-filled water a lovely milky blue-green color.




8 comments:

Martha Miller said...

Do you have Black Flies out there? Warm weather is happening here, too - we'll enjoy it for about 2 weeks then we'll be driven indoors by the swarming little beasts. I can almost feel them lurking around the edges of that stream in your painting, it looks so real! :^)

Don Gray said...

Are the black flies the little biters? Fortunately we don't have them here. Mosquitoes, bees, yellowjackets, houseflies and the occasional horse fly, but no black flies. Thanks for coming by Martha.

Frank Gardner said...

What a great little spot to set up and paint. Love the pattern of light and shadow in this one Don. I can almost hear the rushing water. Bet it is cold.

Holly Lombardo said...

you are SO lucky to have such a rich environment around you! I just LOVE the bright green moss on this one!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Frank. It was so great painting directly from nature (as you well know.) I'm pretty rusty, though, after a winter in the studio. The day was nice (in the high 60's) but that snowmelt water was cold indeed!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Holly. It is interesting country here. A lot of variety in the region, from alpine forested mountains, to farmlands, to sage-covered rolling hills.

I've never been in Massachusetts, but would love to go sometime. Your paintings show that it's beautiful country there too.

rob ijbema said...

hi Don,we've got streams with trees bending over it here in Wales just like that,
nicely done and an intresting blog

Don Gray said...

Thanks for visiting, Rob. I enjoy your blogs as well.