Thursday, November 5, 2009



Mellow Day

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase

10 comments:

Art By Erika said...

A mellow day captured so perfectly. Do you have interest in film making Don? You seem to stage a scene so masterfully :)

Micah said...

Really love the water in this one Don. Am curious, saw you took the yellow tree out of the last large work...why did you change your mind again?

Micah said...

P.S. did notice it(smaller yellow tree) matched in size and shape of the lower grey one...but you changed that and then you removed it.

Perry Brown said...

I have to keep telling myself this is a 6x6. I like the overall light effect; it feels like a cool autumn day.

Charles Pompilius said...

I like the directness and rich color of your paintings.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for your note, Erika--good to hear from you. I can't pretend to know anything about filmmaking, although I've really enjoyed making the little movies I post here occasionally. Interesting though, that you mention "staging a scene." I've often thought being a set designer would be fascinating work.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Micah. I didn't like the placement and size of the four trees with their small/large/small/large pattern. I tried to pare down and simplify to only what I felt needed to be there, keeping forms as broad and simple as possible. I reduced the size of the far right tree to try to give it the right balance of "power" in the design. Elements that touch or move off the edges of a design carry a lot of energy. When the tree was taller I felt it drew the eye there too much.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Perry--I value your opinion.

Don Gray said...

Charles, thank you. Your paintings are exquisite.

Micah said...

Thanks a bunch Don , I learn a tremendous amount form these blogs. Especially like yours because you've been doing this a longer time and have the confidence and insight for strong compositions. This is an area that I have not developed because of being away for so many years.