Wednesday, June 11, 2008


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

Our guide on the wildflower excursion was Andy Huber, an agronomist and professor at Eastern Oregon University. He was very knowledgeable, pointed out many different plants and their names, most of which I quickly forgot. I do recall the name of this sunflower, though: Arrowleaf Balsamroot.


Zack Thurmond said...

Not sure why, Don, but I can't stop looking at that most distant hill. That value is just right! It snowed up here in Moscow yesterday...did you guys get by un-scathed?

Frank Gardner said...

Really great job. You really handled the flowers well. It goes way back.
Are these plein air Don or studio? You have such a loose, confident stroke sometimes it is hard to tell.

Don Gray said...

Hi Zack,
Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Wasn't that crazy? It snowed hard here too--looked like winter again. Melted off in the valley but the mountains are still white.

Don Gray said...

Frank, good to hear from you--thanks for the nice comments. These paintings are studio works from photos. I try to work them as if I were painting plein air, so if it is hard to tell the difference I am very pleased. While working I try to imagine that the light is changing and I must be rapid and direct.

I've been enjoying your fishing boats, etc. Are you back in Mexico now?

Frank Gardner said...

Yes Don, back in Mexico. Seasons have changed here and now everything is wet and green.

Cheryl Ratcliff said...

Hi Don,
I came just came across your blog. your landscapes are beautiful! I love the colors. I'm from the northwest too-Idaho. I just painted a close up of arrowleaf balsamroot and was surprised to find someone else painting it.