Friday, July 17, 2009



Spring at Westfield's

Oil on board, 13" x 26 3/8"
NFS

No daily for today, but here's a recent commissioned painting. Don't these folks have a beautiful setting for their home? Click image for a larger view.

We're having a heat spell. I worked on the mural in the studio today until mid-afternoon, when the cross-ventilation windows and fan failed to do the trick. I was refining what was laid in quickly yesterday, so changes are too subtle to be worth posting a progress shot. More later.

14 comments:

L.Holm said...

Holy cow, this is stunning! Absolutely beautiful--lucky them for the view, and the painting!

Jean Victory said...

Don,
Such a peaceful scene...really beautiful!

Art By Erika said...

Nobody can lay out a beautiful outdoorsy/landscape "family portrait" like you Don! Wow you just have the perfect touch and grasp of things!

Don Gray said...

Liz, you're a terrific painter. Thank you for those kind words--it means a lot.

Don Gray said...

Jean, thanks--nice to hear from you.

Don Gray said...

You're a generous soul, Erika--thank you!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Yes, they do have a beautiful setting for their home and you have captured it perfectly! What a wonderful piece. They should be thrilled!

Jody
http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

Wodjo said...

Such a wonderful piece I just love all the green.

Art By Erika said...

Don how did you arrive at this composition? I just love the layout which I find myself weak at doing.

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

Simply beautiful! What a masterpiece.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Jody--I think they are happy with it, which is always a relief with commissioned work.

Don Gray said...

Well, Erika, since this was to be a portrait of their home, it had to be pretty much what the place looks like. I took a few small liberties, like moving the trees on the left slightly for better balance, but it was more a question of cropping and of trying to sense when the design "felt" right.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Wodjo, and welcome!

Don Gray said...

Wow, thanks, Bill for that high praise. Undeserved, but hey, I'll take it!