Monday, April 20, 2009

Here's some shots from the watercolor workshop I gave over the weekend. It was a great group of talented and--as you can see--hard-working folks. We had fun and I hope they thought it was worthwhile.

It will take me a little while to get back up to speed on painting. Meanwhile, here's a recent drawing:

Tree Trunk Study

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Ann Buckner said...

I enjoyed seeing the photos from your watercolor workshop and especially enjoyed your pencil work.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Looks everyone in your class benefited from the time.

It's a really nice drawing, too.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Ann.

Don Gray said...

Hi Diana--thanks for stopping by.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful trees. And your workshop looks like lots of fun! : -) Lucky participants!

Don Gray said...

Thanks Liz, it was lots of fun.

Todd Bonita said...


I have to comment on this lovely little tree study. Reminds me of some of Wyeths pencil studies..this isn't the first time your work has brought me down that road.
Great stuff as usual..I should add that I love your door series too, fantastic work here. Particularly when a tension is created by a slightly opened door..good story telling with solid painting.
Well done.

Don Gray said...

Hi Todd--yeah the Andy influence comes out from time to time, especially in the drawings. I discovered Wyeth at about age 18, and he was my early role model. I detailed that relationship in my January 16th blog post.

Thanks for your kind comments.

Dean Grey said...

I'm just curious, Don.

What was taught at your watercolor workshop? I've never been to a workshop at all so I'm kind of curious as to what you focused on.

Oh, and I love the tree trunk study. Good job capturing the light on the wood.


Don Gray said...

Thanks Dean. The workshop was mostly hands-on and demo. The first evening was a three-hour session where I did a quick demo of painting an apple, then the class painted their own. The second day I started with a demo from a sketch, then they worked from their own resource material. Last day was back to still life with a little more complex arrangements.

It was pretty informal; the focus was on painting--not a lot of technique talk, exercises or color theory.

artborescences said...

Hello from France
Good drawing of tree

You can see mine