Friday, October 17, 2008


Fresh Cut

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

Our friends Lorie and Al have a beautiful home full of art and artful touches, like this unpretentious but elegant bouquet.

14 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Lovely piece, Don!

Graham H. Hicks said...

I fancy myself as a sometime grammarian, but I learned something from your comment. I was about to twist your tail for using the adjective "artful," since we often use it to mean "wily" or "cunning," as was Dickens' character "The Artful Dodger," in Oliver Twist. But the dictionary also gives the meaning as "done with artistic skill," so I am put in my place and grateful for the lovely painting and the grammar lesson!

Erika Nelson said...

What a lovely scene to capture, nice and fresh!

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think Don this is as much an interior as a floral study or a still life. I think that blue chair gives it depth and interest and I love the verticals at the back caused by I think walls and windows. But that's it isn't it. It doesn't matter really what is providing us with useful shapes and forms. We just need to be aware when we can usefully incorporate them!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Off to the neighbor's garden to get some flowers to paint.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Suzanne!

Don Gray said...

Weren't no trouble at all, Graham!

Don Gray said...

Hi Erika--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Exactly right, Sheila. The background was a challenge, because I wanted it to remain pretty indistinct yet give the feel of space and distance, as well as relate to the reflected light on the table. I found it difficult to reconcile that looser feel with the more careful rendering of the flowers.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Bill, but oh man--I don't want to get in trouble with your neighbor! I'm sure if you're caught clipping flowers, you'll blame it all on me.

A Reason to Paint said...

Don this is really lovely - I love the vibrant colours; it's like that first burst of spring you see coming out of winter.

A Reason to Paint said...
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A Reason to Paint said...

Sorry for the delete Don - blogger double posted.

Don Gray said...

Triecia, I really appreciate it. Thanks for coming by.