Wednesday, April 22, 2009



Peppers and Lime

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase


I got a bunch of fruits and veggies to use as still life material for my workshop last weekend. The workshop is over. I still have the produce.

So there you go.

12 comments:

PainterLee said...

The reflections in that poblano pepper are wonderful!

Gregory Becker said...

Your paintings look so real.
I have a question...
If you could go back in time and whisper some advice to yourself when you first started painting, what advice would you give?
The stone series is great btw

Sheryl Parsons said...

Looks like the start to a great recipe! Love how colorful it is.

Sheryl

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Lee and welcome.

Don Gray said...

Hi Gregory--great question! It would probably be "when a company called Microsoft comes along...buy stock!"

No, seriously it might be to try always to hold onto the thread that connects you to why you wanted to do art in the first place. There can be many pressures on an artist that can work to fray the connection. Nurture and protect that original excitement.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sheryl!

marc r said...

Time for a cooking workshop.
I'll come and be your sous-chef as long as your not as demanding as chef Ramsey.

The rock series is fantastic - great searing color and strong contrast, the brushwork is fresh. They have a startling presence and bridge the particular and the imaginary very successfully.

Don Gray said...

Sounds great, Marc! Bring your chef's hat and your paintbrushes!

I'm so glad you feel that way about the rocks. Finding a bridge between naturalism and imagination is exactly what I was after. Thanks for your encouraging words.

L.Holm said...

Love the line-up! deliciously painted :-)

Don Gray said...

Thanks Liz!

Dean Grey said...

Gorgeous Don!

The colors of the lime and peppers pop against the muted brown background.

The sky blue highlights on the green pepper.....awesome!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot Dean--I sure appreciate your kind words!