Saturday, October 4, 2008


Disguise

Oil on board, 12" x 12"
NFS

Each October our regional arts council holds a fundraising masquerade ball. I was one of six artists asked to create a mask to auction off for the cause. I agreed, then thought "What was I thinking? I'm a 2-D guy--in college I couldn't even throw a piece of pottery that didn't end up being a twelve pound ashtray!"

My solution was to cop out a little, stay in my comfort zone and do a slightly modified self-portrait, holding my mask.

You can see the great masks created by the other artists at www.artseast.org.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol! are you a wolf in sheeps clothing...Dixie

Brian Kliewer said...

Now I know why "the boy cried wolf!" Or was it the girl in this case? LOL Pretty good, I must say.

Erika Nelson said...

Clever and excellently painted!

Martha Miller said...

Funny & Fabulous!!

Anne said...

I've been watching your blog for over a year, and love your stuff, but this is just got to be my FAV so far!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Don, you rascal! "How does he do it?" Maureen says, "He even has the eyebrows down and that sparkle in his eyes." Yeah - I know that sparkle that means he's up to something.

Missing the world's greatest neighbors, but glad we get to keep track of you on your blog.

M&M

Don Gray said...

Hi Brian. This painting was a kick to do--glad you enjoy it. Thanks for coming by.

Don Gray said...

I'm afraid I let my real self show, Dixie :)

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Erika!

Don Gray said...

Hi Martha--thank you!

Don Gray said...

Anne, sure appreciate that.

Don Gray said...

Hi M&M&family--Thanks for weighing in! What do you mean "up to something?"

Hope all is well--we miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

Trick or bleat!!
Mark

Don Gray said...

"Trick or Bleat"--I love that, Mark!