Thursday, September 30, 2010


Shining Sea

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
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We had not been to the Oregon coast in a long while. Our visit this time was short but very sweet.

It's a challenge trying to capture some sense of the ocean's unceasing motion and the sunlit gleam on the water. Of course I always fall short, but it sure is fun trying.

12 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

Wonderful! Don, those balance of tones has resulted in a gleaming motion filled sea... were you trying to achieve something else??

Marilyn said...

You nailed it! The light conveys the vastness and motion beautifully.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Don, it's amazing how the square format adds so much tension to a landscape/seascape (in my humble opinion). I think this would have worked on any format but with the square it becomes particularly impressive.

Don Gray said...

I'm delighted you feel that way, Rahina...couldn't ask for more!

Don Gray said...

Marilyn, thanks so much!

Don Gray said...

My thoughts exactly, Sheila. The square format compresses the space somehow, and suggests the immensity of space beyond the borders of the picture. Thank you.

Kristin said...

I love the reflection of the light on the water in this painting and the last one. It is beautiful!

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

I know I already said this but..."I feel like I am right there!" Beautiful Don.
Best,
Madison

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Kristin--I know you love to sail, so I'm delighted you feel I got the water right!

Don Gray said...

Madison, you're very kind--thanks!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wow, lovely piece, Don; you've captured that sparkling light so well!

Don Gray said...

I sure appreciate that, Diana.