Monday, February 23, 2009



Cup and Two Gourds

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


These little decorative gourds have been around since Thanksgiving. It's amazing how long they have lasted, but now they are finally beginning to deteriorate. The one on the left has turned this most beautiful honey amber tone, while the other one is still pretty much holding its original color. I liked them both against the deep blue of this tin cup.

And here's a little video I shot of our Valentine's weekend trip to Portland, starring my wife Brenda and our son Jared. Jared lives in the heart of the city, and showed us the ropes of riding the MAX light rail. We went on the hunt for a restaurant that wasn't booked for the sweetheart's holiday and ended up having a great dinner at Henry's, near the world famous Powell's Bookstore. It was a fun change of pace from our small-town world.


video

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Don, Thanks for a look at your PDX adventure. Tell Brenda she looks great!! Can't believe how long it's been since I last saw her. The two of you will have to remedy that with a trip to Portland long enough for a visit. Ann La

Erika Nelson said...

I bet your ears were a bit sensitive to city noise huh? I love trains and for daily commute the BART in San Francisco. How cool that you had a family V weekend. I especially like the study of the trash barrel lol

Seriously this painting actually made me feel like it's fall again! Nice warmth.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Don, so nice to see Brenda and Jared. You can see what a good relationship they have . It looked cold out !! Glad you took time out to enjoy that weekend.

Don Gray said...

Hi Ann--great to hear from you. One of these days we'll be able to stay long enough to get some serious visiting done with old friends. Hope you and family are all well.

Don Gray said...

Right, Erika--we're used to hearing cows and coyotes :>) Thanks for your fun thoughts.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--thanks. Yes, we're fortunate to have great relationships with all three of our kids. We've evolved from being parents to being friends.

John said...

Got here by way of Pierre - great work and sentiments - will be back. Regards from NYC. Heading into a subway in half an hour....

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the visit and kind words, John.

Dean Grey said...

The gourds look great!

Again, I'm very impressed at how detailed and how tight this painting is considering its small size.

Just impressive.

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Dean!

Martha Miller said...

ok dean and don, gray and grey, this is confusing!

love this new series of still lifes - i've always loved blue and orange...

fun to see your trek to the big city!

Don Gray said...

It's easy to tell us apart, Martha...I'm the one who's 29 years old. :>)

Thanks for the nice note!