Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Ocean Waves 9

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
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It's maddening trying to capture the subtleties of coastal color and atmosphere. I have a masochistic streak though, so I keep trying.

19 comments:

Nel said...

Don, these are just wonderful. I'm enjoying them all day as my background on the computer. It's amazing what air and light and feeling you can pack into a 6" x 6" square. Thanks.

Mary in Mt.Carroll said...

Don,
Just keep up that masochistic trait. You made the ocean look so perfect. The indistinct non color that it is. Wish I was there!
Mary

Don Gray said...

Nel, thank YOU--what a nice compliment!

Don Gray said...

Hi Mary--thanks, I'm glad you feel I caught something of that non-color color. Trying to do that is exactly what drives me crazy.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You've got the subtlety in both of these water paintings. Love the brush strokes on the edges of the waves.
Masochist? I knew there was a reason I liked you ;)

Leslie Sealey said...

Wow! Great job with the colors and lighting; it really sparkles.

Don Gray said...

Ha, right Mary! I think all us artists must be a bit masochistic. Why else would we choose a career that offers so many ways to be rejected? :) Thanks for the nice thoughts.

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much, Leslie. Welcome to my blog, I admire your work a lot.

LC Neill said...

Beautifully done!

kim shields said...

Again, you have a done a wonderful job on the colors in the water. They are so calming. I am fascinated with the light dancing on the waves. How do you get those colors?

Don Gray said...

Lori, thank you, I appreciate your visit. You do fine work.

Don Gray said...

Hi Kim--thanks for the comment. I arrive at my colors mostly hit and miss--I just mingle combinations until it seems right. With these subtle tones it's more a question of warm or cool.

Jean Victory said...

Don,
Your ocean scenes are wonderful. I just love your work.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Jean, much appreciated.

Anne Spoon Daily Painting said...

I just found your blog, so pretty. Thanks.

Don Gray said...

Thank you Ann, welcome to my blog. I'm happy to discover your work.

Don Gray said...

Sorry I misspelled your name, Anne.

Frank Gardner said...

I really like this series of beach paintings. Great light. Great color.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Frank. Welcome back from vacation--glad to have you back in the blogosphere.