Thursday, October 14, 2010


Windswept

Oil on canvas panel, 9" x 12"
$400 plus $12 shipping in U.S.

For check payment or other arrangements, email don@dailyartwest.com


Classic Oregon coastline at Ecola State Park. Rugged, evergreen-cloaked headlands drop down to the sea, wrapping themselves around secluded beaches.

The early explorers Lewis and Clark struggled across these mountains in January of 1806, on their way to see a beached whale Indians had told them about. By the time they found the whale it was nothing but a skeleton, which they measured to be 105 feet long. They managed to barter with the local tribe for 300 pounds of blubber, which they found was a welcome addition to their usual diet of dog.

10 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

this is just wonderful, rugged beauty captured beautifully.
i just watched the video of your studio, it was grat to see where all that creativity goes on. just one thing missing.... no Winslow:)

Sheila Vaughan said...

I can fair feel the wind blowing off the ocean here. Very nice painting Don. What a story too! It always amazes me reading of these early adventurers. I have read a number of climbing books about the early climbers in Europe and further afield and these guys just wore normal clothes and boots and had very basic equipment. Talk about determination. We could learn a few things from them.

Don Gray said...

Rahina, you're always encouraging--thank you. We hadn't yet adopted Winslow when I made the movie, otherwise he would surely have been the star! :^)

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sheila. Yes, those early explorers were a rugged breed. The coastal rainforest Lewis and Clark hacked their way through was so dense, it's hard to imagine how difficult it must have been to travel any distance at all.

Dogs by Bri said...

Beautiful painting, but the dinner menu leaves something to be desired.

Bri-

Don Gray said...

Had a feeling I might hear from you on this one, Bri. :)

m collier said...

Wonderful !!!!!

Don Gray said...

Hi M--thank you!

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

Don, this painting really shows depth and atmosphere. I absolutely love it! Nice job!

Don Gray said...

Hi Claudia--thanks for the encouraging words and welcome to my blog. I enjoyed getting acquainted with your beautiful paintings.