Tuesday, December 23, 2008



Breakfast

Watercolor on paper, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD


This will probably be my last post until a few days after Christmas. If the weather gods permit, we'll drive to Portland Christmas Eve and spend the holiday with all three of our children--a rarity these days. Much of the drive is on I-84 along the Columbia River gorge, which recently re-opened after closure for several days due to heavy snow and wind. Another storm system is due to come in, so...we'll see.

I think we'll make it fine. Despite my "softy" years in southern California, I am an Oregon boy, after all. I've got a four wheel drive truck, tire chains, flares, flashlights, matches, blankets, gloves etc. etc. Am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah...Brenda!...and the gifts!

May this be a wonderful holiday time for you all--Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!


23 comments:

silvina said...

Great composition. I like the mass of darks against all the snow. Looks like it's snowing all over the country! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Don.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Have a great time with your family Don and safe journey. (Love the painting).

Plastic Card Printing said...

A great thought. You must have taken lot of time in just observing them. That enthusiasm has given you the strength to create this. Well done.

katherine said...

Beautiful painting Don. I love how when they are done they lay (lie?) in what's left over of the hay. Have a great time in Portland. Watch out for those other drivers they are wild in Portland. Merry Christmas to you and Brenda.

Marian Fortunati said...

What a wonderful painting. It's hard to believe it's so small!
I love the complementary subtle colors agains the snowy greyed background!!
WONDERFUL!!

Brian Kliewer said...

Great painting, Don! And thanks for commenting on my blog the other day as well. I think "Ten Degrees" threw some of my visitors for a loop. LOL It was a lot of fun, though.

Don Gray said...

Merry Christmas, Silvina! Thanks for your note.

Don Gray said...

Happy Holidays to you, Sheila, and thanks.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, PCP.

Don Gray said...

Katherine, good to hear from you. I'll be wary of those Portland drivers :) Merry Christmas!

Don Gray said...

Marian, you're very kind--thank you.

Don Gray said...

Hi Brian--thanks. We all need to be thrown for a loop now and then--gets our blood circulating (or boiling :)

Todd Bonita said...

Merry Christmas Don, it's been great getting to know your work..I think you're one of the modern greats and I'm looking forward to following your art in 2009. Best,
Todd

Suzanne McDermott said...

Merry Christmas, Don! Enjoy your family, the weather and drive safely! Ho ho ho...

Pierre Raby said...

Have a wonderful Christmas too Don.
Happy Hollidays to you and your family! This wateercolor is amazing,
I love the subject very much - executed with so much sensibility.
-Pierre

Gift card printing said...

Beautiful art work.

Martha Miller said...

Love the green in this painting, and the hunched over massive dark body shapes. Happy New Year, Don!Safe Travels!

Don Gray said...

Hi Todd, Happy New Year! Thanks for your generous comments. It has been a pleasure following your blog--I look forward to each new painting.

Don Gray said...

Suznne, thanks for the well-wishes. Happy Holidays and Happy Painting to you as well.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, you're very kind. Happy New Year to you!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, GCP.

Don Gray said...

Happy New Year to you, Martha! I always look forward to seeing what you'll post next. May the coming year be a wonderfully creative and fulfilling one for you.

Martha Miller said...

Hi Don

I've passed on to you the Brilliante Premio Weblog Award, 2008 - check my blog for details!

Happy New Year to you, too!