Thursday, September 23, 2010


Grazers

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
Private commission--not for sale


We're leaving tomorrow for a few days at the Oregon coast with two of our kids and their families, so there won't be another post until early next week. We're really looking forward to it and I hope to come up with ideas for some new ocean paintings.

Today's post is a recently completed commission (thank you, Jean.) I'm always happy to discuss ideas for commissions--just drop me an email: don@dailyartwest.com.

Another news note: Oklahoma artist Martyn Chamberlin just posted part one of interviews with the Daily Paintworks artists on his new blog, "Artists Discuss." Martyn is very talented and very young (just 17!) Check his paintings out here.

8 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

What a lovely scene!! The soft apple greens in the trees are so nice and the grazing herd so calming.

shirley fachilla said...

You give us a full range of values plus soft pastels. Love the flowering tree and the baby-pink sheep.

Micah said...

Love it...what kind of tree is that behind the sheep?

Marilyn said...

Lovely. Was this commission an autumn or spring scene? I, too, was wondering of the stunning tree in the background.

Don Gray said...

Hi Debbi--thanks a lot!

Don Gray said...

I appreciate your comments, Shirley.

Don Gray said...

Nice to hear from you, Micah. The tree is a Russian Olive tree, used quite a bit around here as windbreaks, since they grow fast and are pretty dense. They have this lovely sagey color, not quite like any other tree.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Marilyn. The painting depicts a late spring day. The Russian Olive tree is fully leafed out--it stays this color all summer.

Your recent charcoals are stunning!