Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Heaven and Earth series (click image to enlarge)
Charcoal on paper, each vertical pair 46" x 27"
Not for sale at this time

Heaven and Earth 1
Charcoal on 2 sheets paper, 46" x 27"

Heaven and Earth 4
Charcoal on two sheets paper, 46" x 27"

Still got rocks in my head. My ongoing Stone series continues to grow. I received an order of about 100 sheets of beautiful Fabriano and Canson papers, so have been doing drawings in charcoal and mixed media lately. I like the look of all these drawings as a group, but they take up about 11 feet of wall, so will likely be offered for sale as vertical pairs.

The video I shot in December of clouds on Craig Mountain has inspired these cloud images. There is something elemental that I am drawn to with the pairing of sky and stone.


Lynne said...

Ohmygawd these are SO SO SO beautiful. Ethereal. Your handling of the charcoal is masterful and sensitive.
Carry on!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Just beautiful--I love these!

Don Gray said...

Lynne, that's very kind of you--thanks for that encouragement!

Don Gray said...

Hi Susan--thanks!

Sheila Vaughan said...

It's a fascinating idea Don - part of the 'earth, air, fire and water' theme. Love the idea of endlessness in sky and finiteness in the stone - but as the stone crumbles over time, it turns to dust - and starts to move into the air again. Weird but fascinating. Yep, agree, beautiful charcoal work.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--thanks. Yes, I like getting back to basic media--drawing in charcoal--and back to basic ideas too, in a way.

Dean Grey said...


These looking so lovely all lined up together!


Don Gray said...

Thank you, Dean!