Thursday, December 16, 2010


Frozen Marsh

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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It has turned clear and cold here. Throw another log on the fire.


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Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
~ Will Rogers

10 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The light in these paintings is fantastic, Don.
Love the color harmony is wonderful. Strong color but never garish.

Martyn Chamberlin... said...

You've got such an impressionistic palette and light source here Don. I love you you've got the lights on the stalk at a near-white. That's exactly how it appears in the late afternoon.

What a timeless work!

SamArtDog said...

It LOOKS cold and clear. The icy haze is so telling. It finally got cold and snowed here. No big deal--a couple of inches, but at least it's something.

Don Gray said...

Hi Mary, good to hear from you and thanks for the kind words. Nice to see your fresh, lively new paintings.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate that, Martyn--thanks. Hope your painting is going well.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sam--hard for me to imagine a Colorado winter without snow...maybe you'll get a white Christmas after all.

Thanks for the kind words. Sorry to read about your argument with a cattle guard.

silvina said...

Hi Don, you really pegged the daylight brightness on these tall grasses. I have a tough time with that when I paint in plein air. The painting is often darker than I thought it was going to be.

Merry Christmas!

p.s. California version of your poetic verse; It has turned grey and drizzly here. Bad time to get a flat tire.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Silvina. I've had your same experience with plein air paintings. One realizes how much more intense outdoor light is, compared to typical indoor light--even studio light. I try to keep the canvas shaded outdoors, for that reason.

Sunshine in Oregon and rain in SoCal?...I'd call that poetic justice. :^)

Merry Christmas to you too!

martha miller said...

(...and let's have another piece of pie!) again, your light is divine!

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much, Martha!