Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Glass Trio

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD
It was fun painting these glass objects--I tried to find a balance between precision and painterliness.

We're flying to Maui this week for our daughter's wedding, so this will be my last post for awhile. It's hard having to leave Oregon in mid-winter for a grueling regimen of white sand beaches and swaying palms, but don't feel too bad for us--we'll grit our teeth and get through it somehow.

I'll try to write a post or two while we're there, if it can be done from the laptop. When we return I plan to do some Maui-inspired dailies. See you in a couple of weeks.

29 comments:

Susan Roux said...

I feel your pain leaving the northern states for warm sunshine...

Have a great time! You'll return energized and ready to crank out painting after painting.

Love the lid on your canning jar. I can feel the age in it. My hand wants to wrap around it and feel the rusty grit as I turn it.

Don't forget your sunscreen...

RUDHI - Chance said...

Good flight 'nd good luck for your daughter, Master Art West!

Lynne said...

Besides the wonderful sentiments of seeing your daughter getting married, you most certainly deserve such a lovely time out for yourself and your family.
I imagine you will be using quite a different color palette for paintings of that part of the world. Looking forward to seeing what comes!
Lynne

Micah said...

Hey Don..before you go to Maui prison..may I post my plagerized rock on my blog for my student and Nick to see?

Don Gray said...

Sunscreen!...right, Susan, I'll put that on the list.

Thanks for the kind words and well-wishes.

Don Gray said...

Rudhi--thank you sir!

Don Gray said...

Nice of you to say, Lynne--thanks. Yes, I'm looking forward to the change of scenery and palette that Maui will provide.

Don Gray said...

Sure Micah--thanks for asking. See you when I get out of prison. :^}

Micah said...

My bad, I posted it before you said OK! Got all involved in the photo and lighting. THNX Don and have a wonderful trip....congrats to your daughter!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Have a great time Don and Brenda. I wish your daughter and husband to be a wonderful day. Enjoy the sunshine and I look forward to seeing the Maui influence on your return.

diddamsdigitalart said...

I just looked back over the last 10 days or so of posts. What a bunch of luscious paintings!! I especially like the brushes. Yup, never know when you might need a stick...

Don Gray said...

Donald--thanks for those kind words! You continue to do intriguing work.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--thanks for the well-wishes. Happy painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Beautiful work, Don. These subjects look so peaceful in the subtle light.

Mark Adams said...

Painterliness? - Can I use that, Don? Love the jars (and the brushes!) Have fun in Maui (Duh!)

susan hong-sammons said...

first time visitor. Love your work. Love your concepts.

Jean Victory said...

Don,
I love your painting of bottles...seems like everyone is painting glass lately. My glass jar is almost finished. I love the colors in this piece...beautiful. Take care!

Marilyn M. King said...

I'm enjoying your still lifes! You reached a good balance with the brushwork. I strive for that too!

Congrats on your daughter and what a wonderful place to celebrate. I'm so glad that you didn't get swept away by a sunami (?)!

SamArtDog said...

You better bring some Hawaii back; I miss it! Hope the wedding is blessed and that your time there is sublime. I'm looking forward to the work you do under the influence of that special place.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I know you can handle the rough climate of Hawaii... congratulations on your daughter's wedding! I struggle daily with that same precision/painterly issue, and I think you did a fabulous job! Enjoy your vacation, and I'll be checking back in when you are home and snug on the West Coast!

Martha Miller said...

oooh, can't wait to see your tropical paintings! have a blast!

Don Gray said...

Hi Diana--I appreciate your words.

Don Gray said...

Mark, "painterliness" is yours! :) Thanks for the kind words. Maui was incredible!

Don Gray said...

Susan--welcome to my blog and thank you! Great to get acquainted with your beautiful work.

Don Gray said...

Your glass jar turned out beautiful, Jean. Thanks for the encouragement.

Don Gray said...

Hi Marilyn--Thanks for those supportive comments--it means a lot coming from a fine painter like yourself.

And yes, the tsunami--a surreal experience! We counted on Maui being memorable, but didn't know HOW memorable!

Don Gray said...

Does a sunburn count for bringing some of Hawaii back, Sam? :)
Add to that hundreds of photos, hours of video, tons of vivid memories and a "Maui" baseball cap--I guess I brought a lot back!

Don Gray said...

Hi Kelley--thanks--good to hear from you! Your new paintings look lush.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Martha--I'm charged up about trying some Maui stuff.

I made a quick skim of your blog just now, which I haven't seen since we left. I love your prolific posts and look forward to going through them in detail.