Monday, May 31, 2010



Padlock and Blow Dryer

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD


One of my personal favorites from the "Odd Couple" series.

In case you need to dry your locks.

15 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I like to see things together that don't normally fit together! This one fits the bill. Very nice!

Micah said...

Don, you're the man...they look great together!

Hey, I sold my first painting as an adult artist yesterday! Was the bird in the brush you commented on Don. It is very encouraging to me. Am so sorry my fist art teacher is not here to share it with me, she would have been so proud!

rahina q.h. said...

we use a game in teaching where you have to make a story starting with one of the odd couples and develop the story logically to reach the finale with the other of the couple...i'm already thinking up a story of this wonderful rendition Don:)

Don Gray said...

Hi Linda...you mean padlocks and hair dryers don't normally go together? :) Thanks.

Don Gray said...

Hey Micah--congratulations! Let that be the first of many more sales to come.

Don Gray said...

Alright, Rahina--I'll look forward to hearing your story! Thanks for the note.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Don, This is really painted well, The feel of the objects, all working in harmony regardless of there differences. Metaphorically, there is something for us to learn in this little beauty... :)

Sheryl Parsons said...

Metaphorically for me, the blow dryer unlocked the chains of the large rollers I used to use to straighten my ultra tight curls when I was younger...lol. That and a big round brush.
Really though, I'm always amazed at your work Don. Your paintings are so eye catching.
Are you by chance coming up for the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts this year? We had so many artists sign up this year that the entry pieces were limited to two per person. My entries are posted on my blog. The medium of choice is photography which will be something to see.
Sheryl

Don Gray said...

I'm grateful for the kind comments, Gerald.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheryl--thanks for your nice note. My show at Whitman opens at the same time as the WVFA, so I won't be able to make it. Sounds like it's going to be a great show--good luck!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

It's often difficult to make an interesting composition with an even number, such as two objects. The addition of the key with the lock, plus that L shape of the hair dryer makes this work esp. well.

And I love the playful explanation. Very fun piece and well-painted!

Dean Grey said...

That blue is just gorgeous!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Dean--well,you know me and blue...and brown!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Hey, Don! Thanks for coming by to say hello. It's been TOO LONG! I'm leaving a note on this one because that hair dryer? It's the same one that sits on a rung underneath my watercolor table!

You're stuff is looking super of course, as usual... I'll poke around now to see what's going on.

Don Gray said...

Hi Suzanne--hey, I wondered where that hair dryer went! :^}

Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy to see you blogging and creating away.