Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Rockslide

Oil on stretched canvas, 12" x 12"
$750 unframed, plus $12 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase


Another larger painting just completed; a view from the Aneroid Lake trail on a glorious September afternoon.

We tend to equate mountains with notions of permanence. Relative to our own lifespans they seem unchanging, eternal. But of course the forces of erosion and gravity are constantly at work, wearing and breaking them down. When crossing a place like this it's best not to dwell on how all these broken boulders got here. Actually, it's probably best not to dwell at all. And try not to look up at those fissured granite walls looming over your head.

I'm excited to be included in a new online gallery created by my Chilean artist friend, Alex Perez.
Take a look: http://www.aperezcontemporaryart.com/.

8 comments:

JFM said...

I love your paintings Don. As I look at this painting I am drawn deeper and deeper into the scene. Beautiful!

Sheryl Parsons said...

This makes me want to be home! Just beautiful!

Sheryl

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

Very nicely painted as expected. It looks like the place you stood to paint might have been uncomfortable. It is good for an artist to suffer.

Sheila Vaughan said...

I really like that rich, green diagonal moving almost centrally down the image, Don and then that downward top left to bottom right movement of rocks counter balanced by the clouds hoicking us up again. Lovely touches of colour in the distant hills.

Don Gray said...

Welcome and thanks, JFM.

Don Gray said...

Thanks Sheryl--good to hear from you.

Don Gray said...

I suffered enough just getting up the hill to this spot, Bill!

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--thanks. I'm enjoying your new paintings--you've been very busy.