Monday, September 22, 2008


Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.

Our little red barn makes another appearance, silhouetted against the evening sky.

The Open Studio went well, I made several sales and got to meet some interesting people. Thanks to all who visited and thanks to the other Open Studio artists who kindly passed the word about my late entry on the tour.

On Saturday night there was a fundraiser gala in La Grande to raise money for converting the old Carnegie Library into an arts center, with display, performance and classroom facilities. I was so impressed with the number of people in this small community who showed up for the $50 per plate dinner, purchased art and bid generously on various donated auction items. Given the difficult economy these days, it was especially heartening to see this show of support for the arts.


Art By Erika said...

I've always wanted to paint those kind of clouds but always busy with something when I see them. Lovely glow Don.

Isn't it amazing how art support suddenly sprouts out of nowhere? Glad you had a successful weekend and had fun too even if it wasn't a bicycle tour after all haha!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for this warm welcome of a painting on the first day of fall.


Don Gray said...

Hi Erika--thanks.

It was very heartening to see that kind of support for the arts from the locals. The studio tour would probably have been less well-attended if they were all on bikes! :) (I did have two cyclists from San Francisco drop in, though.)

Don Gray said...

Many thanks, Suzee.

Todd Bonita said...

Don, you've got some beautiful color in this composition...this is a well designed and solid little painting.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

beautiful...I especially love the sky.

Don Gray said...

Hi Todd, thanks for the visit and the kind words.

Don Gray said...

Rhonda, good to hear from you, and thanks.