Saturday, July 11, 2009

Canola Field

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.

While searching for subjects for my upcoming mural, I roamed the rolling farmlands near Pendleton, Oregon. Deep green oceans of early summer wheat waved and rippled in the wind. Dust devils spiraled madly across brown fallow fields, whipping fine particles into the air like smoke. Topping a gentle rise, I was shocked to see the horizon suddenly filled by this field of brilliant yellow.


Art By Erika said...

What wonderful energy and great feel of summer you captured here Don! Mustard fields can be so mesmerizing. I don't know how you punch in so much info in small format you rock!

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of a childhood memory, sitting on the handlebars of my father's bike and the yellow of the mustard field was ingrained on that 2 year old brain forever....thank you for painting and sharing this. r.

Don Gray said...

Hi Erika--thanks for your generous comments--your own positive energy is so contagious!

Don Gray said...

Rahina, thanks for sharing that story. It delights me that the painting evoked that memory for you. Your own paintings are looking good!

Marilu said...

Erika mentioned how much you pack into a small format. Looking at it here, I would swear it is a much larger canvas!

I feel the movement of the wind picking up, and the colors are abslutely wonderful!

Don Gray said...

Thanks for those supportive thoughts, Marilu!