Friday, August 22, 2008


Afternoon in Cove

Watercolor on archival paper, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
SOLD

It's the curse of the artist--you can never go "off duty." Wherever you go you're always seeing something to paint.

Tuesday afternoon Brenda and I drove over to the small town of Cove, Oregon to get takeout from the drive-in restaurant (good burgers.) As we're waiting at the window, I start noticing the beautiful sunlight and shadow patterns on this interesting house.

Cove is a lovely little town, definitely life in the slow lane. The other day I saw two girls pull up to the same drive-thru window and place their order...on horseback!

12 comments:

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Oh, I'd love to live in Cove, Oregon, Don -- loved your story about two girls riding up to the takeout window...on horseback! Charming painting. Really captures the atmosphere! Jeanne

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nice painting, Don and a great story. I love rural places. The fast lane is not my style.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Jeanne. We recently bought some property in Cove and are planning to build a home there. We're really excited about it.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Mary. I know what you mean--I'm pretty slow lane myself.

Anonymous said...

I want to be the life form that lives in that house. It looks like bare feet and hot coffee. It looks like a place that the technoworld can not visit. Thank you for giving us a visage of that kind of place. ~~ Diana

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Diana.

A Reason to Paint said...

It looks very homely. It's great to pop into a blog and see little snippets of what life might be like on the other side of the world.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Triecia. I like checking in on your blog for the same reason.

Cove is a tiny town in rural NE Oregon. Not a wealthy area--lots of humble but welcoming homes like this one.

Erika Nelson said...

Hi Don, I saw this piece and thought we have same reactions, so I had to add your link! Well depicted, lovely painting! Erika

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the visit and nice comment, Erika.

Susan Carlin said...

I was surprised by the yellow-warm shadows under the eaves. Perfect, of course.

Don Gray said...

Glad you came by, Susan--thanks.