Friday, May 9, 2008



Onion and String

oil on board, 5" x 7"
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These got plopped down next to one another quite incidentally. I don't know why, but there's something I like about this unlikely combination. And that's reason enough for a painting. It's important to trust one's intuition--things don't always have to make "sense."

8 comments:

A Reason to Paint said...

These latest works are very impressive Don; love the skin on that onion and the light is superb.

Frank Gardner said...

The unlikely combination starts the gears turning in my head trying to put together the why. Besides that, it is a great painting.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Triecia.

Don Gray said...

Maybe I'm just stringing you along, Frank. Thanks for your comments.

A nice article on San Miguel in Sunset Magazine this month. A beautiful place--no wonder you live there.

rick nilson said...

I tried "plopping down" a tuna fish next to a player piano once. It didn't punch as true as onions and string. Good call. How about a roll of barb wire and a concertina? Now that's a painting.

Deborah Paris said...

That onion skin is pure magic-love the translucent quality.

Don Gray said...

Rick, I tried the same thing once and you're right, tuna and pianos just don't resonate like onions and string.

I like the barbed wire/concertina thing...just trying to figure out how to "plop" them down.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Deborah.