Friday, January 30, 2009



Sheltered Farm

Watercolor on paper, 5" x 8.75"
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This farm east of Union sits in a narrowing valley flanked by foothills of the Blue Mountains. Under the brow of this rolling hill it is probably somewhat more sheltered from the winter winds.

I loved the way the late afternoon sun caught the swelling curve of the upper field and illuminated the gable end of the barn. If I had to single out one aspect of my art that was more important to me than any other, it would be the quality of light.

15 comments:

Brian Kliewer said...

Really nice, Don. You capture the essence of a place so well. Even though I'm not there, I feel like I am.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

You captured a grand feeling of last light, night hovering near. Majestic!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Good one :))

Pierre Raby said...

Wonderful, amazingly poetic!

Erika Nelson said...

This is why you're most definitely an art hero on many levels!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You totally grabbed the feeling.
Beautiful!

Don Gray said...

Brian, I appreciate it.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for those kind words, Diane.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Elizabeth.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, you're most kind--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Sorry for the slow response, Erika--I was in the middle of putting on my tights and cape. :^)

You make me blush--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Hi Mary--thanks for the encouraging words!

Barbara Fenkner said...

I love it too, Don Barb

Don Gray said...

Hi Barb--thank you.

Erika Nelson said...

LOL!