Friday, May 28, 2010



Spring Runoff

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
Unframed: $125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
In handmade frame: $180 plus $12 shipping in U.S.
Email don@dailyartwest.com for purchase


Ok, I admit it, getting ready for my "Heaven and Earth" show has kept me from doing the dailies lately, so I'm re-posting an earlier work today.

Posting daily paintings is a little like publishing a newspaper. You read the paper the day it comes out, then likely toss it in a box on top of the old news of the day before. Daily painting posts suffer a similar fate--a short time in the limelight before being relegated to the archives (I think they call it "the morgue" in the news trade.) Most folks are no more likely to comb through a blog's archives than they are to dig down in that box of papers for reading material.

But art isn't just the day's news, right? So once in awhile I think its good to give a painting a fresh chance to shine. I sat beside a purling little stream in 2008 to paint this. When I look at it again, the day comes back in sharp focus; it was early spring with a bit of a chill in the air, even with the sun shining. The water had that beautiful milky blue-green color you only get from melting snow. This work was featured that May in a nice review in Charlie Parker's Lines and Colors blog.

I'm offering this piece float-mounted in one of the custom frames I make, or unframed, if you prefer.

6 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Good choice to revisit an older painting. I like the colors in it, especially the blue/green you describe. They create a dance along with the bubbling ripples. I can sense the coolness and can almost smell the air. Its fresh, crisp, a hint of cool and also the feeling of spring sunshine, with promise of greater warmth to come...

You captured it all.

Its very lovely.

Don Gray said...

Susan, thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and sensitive note--it means a great deal.

Sorry you and Martine are having such a terrible time!

Susan Roux said...

The bad times just keep rolling...

Kristen said...

It looks great framed!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Kristen!

Lu Stearn said...

Hi Don Was great to finally meet you and put the name w/the face.The "Heaven and Earth" series is beautiful...enjoyed it so much. Have you done a print of Spring Runoff? I'm interested. The best--Lu