Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Three Stones--studio view (click images to enlarge)


Panel #1



Panel #2


Panel #3


Three Stones

Oil on board, three panels, 23" x 23" each
Not for sale at this time

Not a daily today, but a triptych image--another piece in the ongoing stone series. They seem to be growing a little less literal and a little more exploratory in color. I'm just along for the ride...trying to hold on.



12 comments:

Deb said...

I think these are just fabulous, Don. You must be having a blast doing them. Just great....

Pierre Raby said...

Their complementarity of shapes and colors génerate a high vibrant and playful harmonic. I enjoy the whole series Don.

Don Gray said...

Hi Deb--thanks for that encouragement! I enjoy your paintings and blog writing.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, thank you--that means a lot to me.

Delilah said...

Great paintings.I love the peek at your studio.

Don Gray said...

Hi Delilah--thank you.

Pam Holnback said...

Great discussions about the style changes. When I look at these rocks I see your cow heads done as color studies, but loosely, more abstractly. All artists need color practice. What about all of Hensche's color theory? And, these are your style, rocks are the west very simplified.

diddamsdigitalart said...

These rocks rock! Seriously, the colors and forms are beautiful.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Pam. I'm grateful to all the artists who have weighed in on that style discussion.

Yes, I feel much freer with the more abstract pieces to explore color, though I don't pretend to know a lot about color theory. I don't think of these as "practice" so much as just the development of a parallel body of work that is at least as important to me as the realist paintings.

I'm pleased that you see some crossover in the two styles...makes me feel less schizophrenic!

Don Gray said...

Donald, it's so great to hear you say that--thank you! Your work is amazingly beautiful.

Jala Pfaff said...

Don, these are awesome!!! They speak to me, and I love their style. The realism dog above is amazing too.
Thanks for your blog visit. I always feel like I'm violating an unwritten rule when I post, the rule that says an artist must have a uniform style (to be taken seriously). But there are so many styles and all are satisfying in a different way... I just can't be limited.
Cheers!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Jala, for coming by and weighing in with your thoughts. I know just what you mean--I feel the same way about style. It's been encouraging to see how many artists expressed similar attitudes. I like the Walt Whitman quote: "I am large, I contain multitudes."