Thursday, March 19, 2009






The Secret Revealed

Oil on board, 12 1/2" x 5"
$225 plus $8 shipping in U.S.
SOLD


Never let it be said that I've held something up my sleeve.

I've included a detail of the painting to better show the paint surface. Click both images for enlargements.

21 comments:

Mark Adams said...

Don, This lemon is plumb gorgeous! The pin is sharp, too.

SUNRISE SISTER said...

.....I can't compete with Mark's comment - the secret revealed is a fascinating piece of art:)

silvina said...

Oh I see. It's an Emo lemon. Angst ridden, self-harming, suicidal citrus. Geez Don, hostile much?

Micah Neff said...

LOL We are all getting stir crazy LOLOLOL Love it.

Martha Miller said...

ouch! to all the bad jokes and to the piercing! orange ya glad you didn't paint a suspended banana?

Susan said...

Sun dance lemon? Where will it end?

Don Gray said...

Mark, I sure appreciciate your encouragement--means a lot coming from such a fine painter.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Sunrise Sister.

Don Gray said...

It's a tragic story, Silvina. This is a Wall Street lemon. All his investments went sour.

Don Gray said...

Stir Crazy, that describes it, Micah--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Isn't it interesting, Martha, how we equate the skin of that lemon with our own? I felt a little cruel when I ran that pin through.

But please--no more citrus jokes! :>}

Don Gray said...

Yes, I thought of the Sun Dance too, Susan--very strange!

Pierre Raby said...

I like these two paintings- especially this one with the contrasting parts of the details.

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

Beautiful. Clever design and great execution as always. I like the way Mark Adams covered the details.

Marian Fortunati said...

How FUN!!!
Love these comments too... Made me smile!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Don, agree with everyone above but I also love the idea that the lemon which was "up front and honest" sold before the other one. People like to know how and why and where I think. Great stuff.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Perre.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Onpainting.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Marian. I enjoyed following your posts about your workshop with Frank Gardner. He's terrific--looks like you had a great time.

Don Gray said...

Sheila, you may be right. But I've found it near impossible to predict what will sell and what won't, haven't you? Reason enough, I think, to paint what one wants to paint and not with the "market" in mind. Thanks for the kind comments.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Yes, it is a very good reason Don to paint what one wants to paint (LOL) (I deserved that).