Sunday, November 8, 2009



Filtered Light

Oil on stretched canvas, 11" x 14"
Framed: $900 plus $15 shipping in U.S.
Unframed: $800 plus $7 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase


An illness in the family has kept me away from the easel for the past few days. Here is a larger oil, painted in 2008. The inspiration for this painting came from a beautiful hardwood forest I walked through near Ottawa, Illinois, while I was there painting a mural. The sunlight was diffused and filtered through the thick green canopy of leaves. Click image for a larger view.

8 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

the green leaves pleasently surprised me: luscious, soft canopy... just beautiful Don. r.

Robin Weiss said...

Beautiful light in this one Don! Love your recent "sketchy" small studies as well!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

what a calm feeling in this one, makes you want to sit at the base of the tree and take a nap.

Don Gray said...

Rahina, you're always so supportive--thank you.

Don Gray said...

Hi Robin, good to hear from you and thanks. I always enjoy checking into your blog for the latest beautiful work.

Don Gray said...

Hello Pat and welcome. I enjoyed seeing your work.

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

So beautiful, and having lived in Illinois I can appreciate the natural look of this painting.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate your words, Bill.