Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Tangerine and Candlesticks

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
SOLD

I did this painting some time ago-- before we left California, in fact. Don't know why I didn't post it before, except that it is one of my personal favorites. I think I just wanted to have it around to look at.

21 comments:

Stephen Magsig said...

Don, Just beautiful, I can see why you kept it for a while. Reflections are terrific as is the wood surface. I still am amazed at the caliber of the art on some of these blogs.

Don Gray said...

Steve, I sure appreciate your words. You're such a fine artist, it means a great deal to me.

Frank Gardner said...

Really great. I can't believe it is so small.
And, I almost thought I was on the wrong page, but the style was there. It is nice that you have some variety in subject matter Don.
You know, you can post them and not sell them.
I have a few that I just like having around too. I know what you mean.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Wayhay Don, that's brilliant, absolutely. Its kind of mesmorising and its just perfect.

Don Gray said...

Frank, you're very kind. We artists turn such self-critical eyes on our work that the few times we do something we're pretty happy with, we should learn to savor it a bit, right?

Don Gray said...

Sheila, I thank you for those nice words--means a lot!

Marie Fox said...

Stunning painting!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Marie! Glad you came by.

silvina said...

I'm always drawn to highly organized modern looking still lifes. I don't know what it is. I like the neatness and the evenness. It's calming and exciting at the same time. Is it the repetition of pattern?
This is a great one, Don.

Don Gray said...

I'm the same way, Silvina. I'm especially drawn to the same or similar objects repeated horizontally. I've done quite a few paintings over time that reference this idea of repetition. And like you, I find it both calming and exciting. Thanks for your thoughts.

Nick said...

Don, this is as good a place as any to say that Gallery Light painting is a killer! ...was just checking out the article. Looks like all cylinders are firing, keep the pedal to the metal. Nick

A Reason to Paint said...

Well it's a fitting painting for us down here in Melbourne where a brush with a cyclone wiped out our power over the past few days. Our fridges had to be emptied of all the spoiled food and the kids have been delighted to be eating take-away by candlelight for the third night in a row!

Not to mention it is also a beautiful painting Don. You are a very versatile artist and I am enjoying seeing all the different subject matters that you seem to be able to master so well.

Martha Miller said...

I'd call it Three of Candlesticks.

I could just peel that clementine and eat it right now.

An elegant and sophisticated piece!

Don Gray said...

Glad you dropped by Nick, and thanks for the encouragement. It was such fun playing with the abstract/representational aspects of "Gallery Light." Sure enjoy your work and blog.

Don Gray said...

Wow, that cyclone must have done a real job, for your power to be out that long, Triecia. Kids can teach us lessons in finding the "adventure" in life, can't they? I hope your posting means the electricity is back, or are you working on laptop batteries?

Thanks for the uplifting words.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Martha. Your Monhegan posts are fascinating. What a great experience!

Jason Waskey said...

I get why it'd be a personal favorite: it's a stunner, Don!

Don Gray said...

Hi Jason, I sure thank you!

martha said...

You would LOVE painting on Monhegan.

Mr Zip said...

I can see why this would be a personal favourite and am not surprised at the number of compliments on it you've received here. As my old tutor used to say, "Do ten more."

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Mr. Zip (aka Harry :) Good advice from your teacher. I would consider one in ten as a pretty good average, for getting a painting that I like pretty well myself.