Friday, April 10, 2009



Bolt

Watercolor on archival rag paper, 5.5" x 7.5"
$135 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase


My studio is in an old building that has gone through various changes, renovations and replacements over time. The wonderful result of this is that every door is unique in some way--there is nothing cookie cutter about them. I study them like you would study someone's face and take note of their personality. They are individuals, with a history and character all their own.

21 comments:

rahina qh said...

gets better and better all the time. i love the sunlight creeping across in this one. r.

Martha Miller said...

wow, don, this series is hauntingly beautiful. and that video is fabulous!!! an an installation of these paintings accompanied by that video playing on a loop would be waaay cool...

when is a door not a door?

Lynne said...

Besides how well you paint the subject, there is the mystery present that is always an element of excellent fine art. In this series, you have both.
Well done!

Sheila Vaughan said...

It's a wonderful, captivating series Don.

Linda Schweitzer said...

I'm passing on the "Passion for Painting" award to you. Visit my blog for details.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

My first visit to your blog - and I love the 'door' series! They say so much, and are well painted to boot! You GO!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Rahina.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Martha, I sure appreciate your words.

When is a door not a door?...maybe when you walk into it in the dark and it's not open. (Sorry. :>)

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much, Lynne. I just read a wonderful comment that I believe was by the artist Bill Viola. He said "All works of art, though visible, represent invisible things." Isn't that a wonderful way of putting what we're all trying to do?

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much, Sheila.

Don Gray said...

Linda, that's very kind of you--thank you.

Don Gray said...

Kelley, thank you! I enjoy seeing your painterly work.

Dean Grey said...

There it is again....the blue and brown color combination! You can't escape it, Don! LOL

Like I said in older posts about your work, I now think of Don Gray being synonymous with blue and brown.

You handle that color combination expertly!

-Dean

Martha Miller said...

ouch!

no, silly...
when it's aJAR!


(SORRY! :*)

Don Gray said...

Alright, now you've done it, Dean! I'm totally self-conscious about my use of brown and blue...I'm going to ban those colors from my palette!

Actually, it is interesting the personal choices regarding colors, subjects, shapes, etc. that artists gravitate to. Thanks for pointing out one of my own tendencies that I'd never been consciously aware of.

Don Gray said...

Ouch indeed, Martha!

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

Really enjoyed looking at the beautiful door paintings. You make the simplest subject have emotional appeal.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate your saying that, Onpainting--thanks.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice work. I love the rural application.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Gary.

Dean Grey said...

Don!

I hope you aren't too self-conscious now!

I think you gravitating towards and using blues and browns so well is a GOOD thing.

That's your niche IMHO. Embrace it, don't fight it!

Blues and browns are your friend. LOL

-Dean