Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Ocean Waves 13

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
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The bubbling foam of a spent wave slides across a pebbled shore, while another builds in the distance. What is it about this unending process that is so entrancing?

Have you seen the movie "Castaway," with Tom Hanks? Do you recall how important the ceaseless sound of the breakers was to the feel of the movie? The sound grew into an almost oppressive presence, underscoring the absolute aloneness of the man in nature; a nature neither malevolent nor friendly--just profoundly, terrifyingly neutral.

6 comments:

Nel said...

I can almost hear the hiss of the surf along the shore. Awe inspiring, all of these. Thanks for posting them, thanks for painting them!

Martha Miller said...

alone, save for the voice of his basketball...

all these paintings make me want to dive in head first!

Anonymous said...

you should write a book ! Like you have nothing else to do. I love the way you describe things and your feelings with your paintings. (writing books do run in the family, you know) I wish I was at the beach this week, I do not like 100 degree weather! Thus I love living in Oregon.

Don Gray said...

Nel, thank YOU for coming by and sharing those encouraging words.

Don Gray said...

Oh yeah, Martha--who could forget Hank's surrogate human, Wilson? Thanks for commenting.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, anonymous. I'm sure I must know you, but you didn't leave a name!!