Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Fog on Top

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Here's another of the small paintings done while we were still living in California. I found a box with a few of these I never posted.

There was a city-owned preserve of several hundred acres right behind our home, with great hiking trails to walk the dog. Sometimes the coastal marine layer crept inland at night, leaving the hills shrouded in fog on our morning hikes. I've always loved how fog can transform the familiar into the fanciful or mysterious.

6 comments:

onpainting said...

It looks like a city area with the area under the tree. This posting business eats up the paintings, doesn't it?

The painting reads well - like a park.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Onpainting. Most of the land was native growth, but these trees were planted by the city near a water tank.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Yes it does have the feel of a park and a certain spookiness or opportunity for solitude when fog descends. It reminds me of one of my favourite paintings by Stella Bowen, an English painter of the 1930s - The Embankment Gardens (might not have the title exactly right). I really like it Don.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--thanks, it's good to hear from you. I'll have to do a search for Stella Bowen.

Gabrielle said...

Hi Don,

I recognized where this is immediately! Makes me wish it was still foggy in the mornings. This Summer has been exceptionally warm.

We miss having you guys as neighbors so much! I can't tell you how many times, "I wish Don and Brenda were still our neighbors..." is said in this house.



Hope you guys are well, and I enjoy seeing your paintings every day


Gabrielle

Don Gray said...

Hi Gabrielle,

So great to hear from you! We miss you guys a lot too. For all who read this, the Lewis family of Murrietta CA (Mark, Maureen, Gabrielle and Joseph) are the best neighbors anyone could ever have!

Hope you all are well, look forward to seeing you before too long. I see you started a blog, I'll look forward to following it.