Friday, June 20, 2008


Teasel Starts

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
Available for purchase starting 06/20/08, 12 noon PST

I know teasel are invasive and considered nuisance weeds, but I like them anyway. Amazing, interesting plants. The leaf spears before they send up the stalk almost look like yucca.

6 comments:

rob ijbema said...

glad i found your blog...
great composition Don
you really cought that summer mood
i love plenty of weeds too!

mike rooney said...

do you go out everyday? it looks like you hardly ever miss a day.
what was the tone/underpainting color, orangish? just curious. real nice don.

Don Gray said...

Hi Rob, so good of you to write--thanks. Your car a day blog is a great concept. I like those paintings a lot--especially the night stuff with headlights. Nice landscapes on the other blog too. Good to know your work--happy painting!

Don Gray said...

Actually, Mike, most of these are done in the studio from photos. A few are plein air, but not many. I try to imagine when working from photos that the light is changing and I have to get to the point, in hopes I can maintain a look of spontaneity.The underpainting color was cad orange & burnt sienna, wiped off to a light orangish.

I try to shoot for posting about 5 paintings a week.

Holly Van Hart said...

i like the way the fence lines and hill lines carry my eyes through the painting. beautiful!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Holly.