Monday, June 2, 2008


The Time of Lilacs 4

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
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It's a great year for flowers here in eastern Oregon.

Brenda and I took a "Wildflower Tour" Saturday at an ecological preserve in an area called Pumpkin Ridge. It was a spectacularly beautiful walk through forests and across grassy hillsides overlooking the valley. We waded through seas of flickering sunflowers, camas, Indian Paintbrush and dozens of other varieties.

Driving home, we passed this little Victorian with a huge lilac out front. I couldn't resist.

8 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

Great time of year...we are getting the lilac infestations here on the east coast as well..and loving it. This is a great little series Don. I see the lilacs every day and keep telling myself I must paint them before they're gone. Nice to see you are doing just that.

All the best,
Todd

Pat Meyer said...

Wow!!!!! This makes me want to be in that place and isn't it wonderful to be able to take someone to another place with your painting. Really enjoyed this one.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot for the encouraging words, Todd. Thanks for stopping by.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Pat--appreciate your visit.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

These lilac paintings make my heart beat fast. Exciting!
This particular house reminds me of an old house up on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia where we vacation each summer. The house is abandoned but has a huge lilac growing in front of it. I have never painted it though I have taken many photos. In June when we're there it is also lupine season.
Maybe this time....

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Mary. I've been to the Bay of Fundy on the New Brunswick side and I love it there--a spectacular place. And now that you mention it, I agree that there is something about this house that is reminiscent of those Bay houses. I have some photos of some that I hope to turn into paintings someday.

Barbara Pask said...

All of your work is wonderful. I especially love this sweet old house and lilacs. Barb

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Barbara.