Sunday, June 14, 2009






October Waters

Acrylic on board, 17 1/2" x 29 1/4"
Unframed: $1800 plus $18 shipping in U.S.
Framed: $2000 plus $40 shipping in U.S.
SOLD

I did a small daily of this subject last fall, and have worked on this larger version off and on since then. This piece was also framed for display at the festival last week, so I'm offering it framed or unframed. Click images to enlarge.

Busy busy...posts are going to be sporadic again for awhile. I'm beginning a two-week printmaking residency on Monday at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts. The wonderful painter Jim Lavadour founded Crow's Shadow. The Institute is his former studio, a gorgeous setting in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, near Pendleton, Oregon.

I'll be working with the Tamarind-trained Master Printer and artist Frank Janzen, collaborating to create (I hope) a suite of hand-pulled prints. No idea what will result, but I'm really looking forward to this voyage of discovery and learning more about an artform I know little about. I'll try to squeeze in a daily now and then and post from my laptop, if I can make it all work.

17 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Your painting is luminous!

I hope your printmaking sojourn is wonderful. I'm jealous!

Don Gray said...

Thank you Elizabeth--welcome to my blog! I enjoyed visiting your site, you do beautiful prints and collage paintings.

Thanks for the well-wishes on the printmaking.

Art By Erika said...

Absolutely stunning Don! Love your brilliant colors, so alive! Another one I can stare at for a long while - so just take your time and enjoy your printing explorations! :)

Katherine said...

Gorgeous painting Don. I am sooooo envious of you sojourn at Crow's Shadow. Have a blast.

Don Gray said...

Erika, you're going to make me have to buy a larger hat! Thanks a lot.

Don Gray said...

Hi Katherine--thanks for those kind words and well wishes. I had a blast here at Crow's Shadow today--just getting started--I think it is going to be great fun.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Beautiful painting Don! hope you have a great time in the Blue Mountains.

Leslie Sealey said...

Enjoy your printmaking sojourn; that sounds fantastic!
I bet the experience will generate lots of new ideas. Your new painting is gorgeous!

Don Gray said...

Thanks Sheila--I'm having a great time! I'll post about it soon.

Don Gray said...

Leslie, nice to hear from you and thanks. It is a very cool experience working with Frank in this fully equipped print facility--could be addictive!

Martha Miller said...

your paintings have an inner glow - beautiful! wow, HAVE FUN with your residency!! i'm so glad for you! can't wait to see what you're doing there!!!

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement and well-wishes, Martha. I had a wonderful first week, am home for the weekend, then back to Crow's Shadow for the second week. It has been pure gift.

Helen Read said...

peaceful, beautiful!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Helen!

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

WOW - beautiful!!!

Don Gray said...

Hi Onpainting--thanks a lot!

José said...

Hi Don,

It's just like being there.
What else can I say ?

Best regards,

José