Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Coyote Crossing

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

Okay, I didn't actually see the coyote. But I saw his tracks. That's usually the way with these elusive animals, they stay below the radar most of the time. I tried to catch that phantomlike quality in this painting.

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays. We had a snowy but uneventful drive to Portland on Christmas Eve. It was a real winter wonderland there with about two feet of snow in the city. We had a great time with our kids--lots of laughter and love--just how Christmas should be.


Art By Erika said...

Very effective Don! I like the way you composed the lighting which enhances the feel of the fox traveling below radar. Want me to send you some of our foxes for as models? They are messy and they ate all the more vulnerable ducks that visited us this year. But I guess they've gotta eat too :)

I'm up early because we just took Mom to the airport for her 5:45 flight back to California. It's been one especially nice holiday season. Well see ya back here next year then, Happy New Year and best wishes! Looking forward to more outstanding art from you in 2009!

Jean Victory said...

I just love the winter landscapes and especially love the hues and lighting in this piece. I hope you have a Happy New Year and I look forward to more great work from you. said...

Great design, Don.

Happy New Year - keep these wonderful paintings coming.

martha miller said...


Don, in case you did not see my comment in your last post, here it is again:

I've passed on to you the Brilliante Weblog Premio, 2008Award - check my blog (12/29) for details!

Happy New Year!!!

Don Gray said...

Happy New Year, Erika! Thanks for your nice message. Now get some sleep!

Don Gray said...

Hi Jean--thanks for the encouraging comments. I was sorry to read you've been ill--hope the New Year brings health and lots of creative fulfillment to you.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Bill--Happy 2009 to you!

Don Gray said...

Hi Martha--Happy New Year to you and thanks for the honor! I'll email you.

Dogs by Bri said...

Great job Don. You really captured the way coyotes move. The light on the trees is excellent as well.

Corrine also really liked her x-mas present.

Happy New Year

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Bri. Happy New Year to you as well. Brenda loves Corrine's coffee cup. (So do I.)

Simon Jones said...

This one really does it for me, brief moment in time.