Thursday, April 9, 2009



The Other Side

Acrylic on board, 8" x 6"
$150 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD

A slightly larger painting today. This one made me think of these lines from the Leonard Cohen song Anthem:

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

14 comments:

rahina qh said...

this is especially wonderful because of that light peeking through... it's got to be warm and welcoming. r.

Jane Hunt said...

Beautifully painted! There is something really thought provoking about your door images - I keep looking at them and get something different each time.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Well, thank goodness for cracks then:) Now, this one is filled with mystery and tension. It makes me want to listen in to what's going on inside. Not that I'm ever the eavesdropper!

Another beautiful painting, Don.

~Nancy

Joanne Licsko said...

I decided this was my favorite of the door series before I noticed the quote from Leonard Cohen (my favorite poet). The slightly open door shows us the warmly lit room that awaits us. We need so little effort to find the light. Love the video too.

perez.art said...

Don, I just love this painting, so intriguing, simple well done!
best.
Alex

Don Gray said...

I fell in love with that little slice of light. Thank you, Rahina.

Don Gray said...

Jane, I'm very pleased to hear your reaction--thanks for letting me know.

Don Gray said...

Nancy--thank you for taking the time to write. Your sites are fascinating.

Don Gray said...

Hi Joanne--thanks for your thoughts. I just heard a great interview with Cohen by Terry Gross , of NPR's "Fresh Air" program. If you haven't heard it, it's worth hearing:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5422403

Don Gray said...

Alex, thanks for coming by. I appreciate your words.

Dean Grey said...

I love the light effect here!

Very unique idea for a painting! Scary and dramatic at the same time!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Dean.

Alvin Richard said...

You mini-film was a beautiful prelude to this series. It's like meeting the players in person. How magical can a little light become!

Don Gray said...

As you well know, light is what it's all about, isn't it Alvin? Thanks for your thoughts.