Friday, October 24, 2008


Autumn Waters

Acrylic on board. 5" x 7"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
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We are having the most beautiful Indian summer; crisp, sunny mornings melting into shirtsleeve afternoons. Yesterday I drove up Catherine Creek to see the fall color.

There is such serenity in a slow moving stream reflecting an autumn sky--deep blues mingling with shimmering russets, greens and golds; sunbathed leaves of cottonwood and willow flickering in the breeze. A perfect stress reliever--something we all can use about now, right?

17 comments:

Martha Miller said...

Nature and Exercise - the best medicine!
This is a beauty! Love the reflections and the composition!

artistbarb said...

This is so beautiful....a perfect stress reliever, which I can really use right now. Your colors are wonderful. I have been frustrated in portraying this subject in watercolor because when I want brighter, the values turn darker. Barb

A Reason to Paint said...

Yes the perfect stress reliever for sure! Love the light on the water and the rock.

Don Gray said...

Hi Martha, thanks for the kind words!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Barb. Yes, I know what you mean about the values growing darker--it can be challenging with watercolor to retain light values in bright color.

Don Gray said...

Hi Triecia, thanks for the encouragement.

katherine said...

You really captured the color and light of this Autumn. We went to Starkey, Granite, Sumpter and Baker in a loop and this painting perfectly captures the essence of what I saw. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Love the sunshine, the colors, the water. Your daily art always gives me that momentary retreat from the daily routine. Thanks!
Anne Thrower

W. K. Moore said...

Great idea Don using the rock as a focal point to divide the frame and guide the viewer's wandering eye. Very nice use of color.. and I don't mean "grandmother" nice.

Terry Banderas said...

Hi Don--
This water scene is done very well. Great highlights on the water and shadows and reflections are done superbly.

Deborah Paris said...

Wonderful piece Don. I love the rim lighting on the rock as a focal point. Quiet, yet I can almost hear the sound of the water.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the note, Katherine. I was just thinking of making that loop myself--it's a great trip.

Don Gray said...

HA, "grandmother nice"...that's a nice way to put it :} Thanks a lot, Bill.

Don Gray said...

Welcome to the blog, Terry. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

Don Gray said...

Deborah, good to hear from you--thanks.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A beauty.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Mary!