Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Afternoon at Dog Beach

Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
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Not a daily painting but a larger work, done awhile back. Click image to enlarge.

12 comments:

billbrauk said...

Don, You've done a wonderful job with this. I love the colors in the water and that beach. Also, that wave in the background is magical. Well done. I lived in Hawaii for six years, and when I see something like this it just brings it all back.

Don Gray said...

Hi Bill, good to hear from you. Thanks for the compliment--I'm pleased that the painting created that response for you.

silvina said...

Beautiful. Must be from your So. Cal days.
Especially like the sky reflected in the lower left.

mike rooney said...

agree with fellow posters. really, really nice light effect. soft and dreamy too. i can feel the mist off the water.
dog looks happy too!

kim shields said...

I always love your work with water. You have such a wonderful sense of colors when it comes to water.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Silvina. You're right, it's Del Mar beach, though I painted it in Oregon. I take photos
of beachwalkers as unobtrusively as possible. Something about this woman's hat and style seemed so evocative of SoCal culture.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Mike. The dog was very happy. Don't know about the North Carolina coast where you are, but in southern California there are several stretches of beach where dogs are allowed off-leash. They play like small children--overjoyed to run and splash through the water and meet other dogs. Fights are very rare, they're just having too much fun.

Don Gray said...

Kim, that's so nice of you to say. Thanks for coming by.

FCP said...

This is so nice, Don. It is obvious that you enjoy painting water, wonderful sense of light.
faye

Don Gray said...

Welcome to my blog, Faye and thank you for the kind comment. I'm glad to get acquainted with your fine work.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

the drawing in that is superb. You made the colors glow in a subtle way instead of ramping up the purple which always feels false to me.
Beautiful.

Don Gray said...

Kind comments, Mary--thank you!