The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
A mellow day captured so perfectly. Do you have interest in film making Don? You seem to stage a scene so masterfully :)
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?
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.
I have to keep telling myself this is a 6x6. I like the overall light effect; it feels like a cool autumn day.
I like the directness and rich color of your paintings.
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.
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.
Thank you, Perry--I value your opinion.
Charles, thank you. Your paintings are exquisite.
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.
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