Tuesday, May 5, 2009



Spring Burning

Watercolor on archival rag paper, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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It was a gorgeous spring afternoon when I left the studio. The sun was shadow-boxing with a sky full of billowy clouds. I roamed around awhile before heading home, just soaking up the richness of the day. After a week of being housebound I felt liberated. A couple of miles from town a lazy drift of smoke near the creek caught my eye. It was a rancher's slash pile, burning away the dead brush and fallen limbs of winter.

6 comments:

Pierre Raby said...

Wonderful painting Don, I also like your last door image, my favourite of the series so far. I wish you a fast recovery!

Don Gray said...

Pierre, thank you so much, my friend. I deeply appreciate your supportive comments. I'm feeling much better, thanks!

Dean Grey said...

Don!

A very simple landscape here but quite beautiful.

I love how you captured the smoke effect in the distance. I didn't think that could be done with watercolors but I guess it can!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Dean.

Martha Miller said...

I love this one! Can almost smell that smoke...
glad to hear that you are recuperating!!!

Don Gray said...

Hi Martha--thank you! Yes, feeling much better, thanks for your concern.