Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Equilibrium

Pencil and charcoal on bristol paper, 11" x 14"
$125 plus $8 shipping in U.S.

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Those of you who have followed my blog for some time know that I have an ongoing body of work that is quite different from the more traditional realist paintings. Here's one from a series of drawings I've been working on lately.

These are improvisational, stream-of-consciousness works. The paper is a kind of void or field in which anything can happen. Beginning with random lines, marks and smudges, I try to build an interesting surface of textures, shapes and values. Fragments of images begin to appear; perhaps something on my studio table finds it's way into a corner of the drawing; next, a figure culled from a photo taken years ago. One thing leads to another in an intuitive dance of balance/counterbalance across the sheet. There is no single subject or idea other than the idea that anything can be made to co-exist in this dream world.

6 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Another great dreamscape! And is that a dog schnozz I see there?...

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

LOVING this series Don. The disjointed dreamy imagery, half abstract and half realized is wonderful. Your superb craftsmanship shines through all.

Don Gray said...

You of all people KNOWSE it is!

Thanks, Sam.

Don Gray said...

Diane, you made my day with that thoughtful reaction to the work. Thank you so much for the encouragement. I sure enjoy your paintings and posts.

martha miller said...

i LOVE this series!!!!!!!

Don Gray said...

Martha, that means so much to me--thanks!!

I love your newest post...I want to comment on it--will soon.