Wednesday, December 15, 2010


White Shed

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
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Feeling better now and getting reacquainted with my paintbrushes again. It felt good to work on this painting, exploring the contrast of the white shed with that red roof and chestnut horse. I hope to expand the concept into a larger painting.

I've also been throwing paint on a very large canvas in my "Heaven and Earth" series. If I can ever wrestle it into a semi-presentable state, I'll post it on the blog.


Click here for an archival giclee print of this painting.


We don’t see things as they are,
we see them as we are.
~ Anais Nin


11 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

the light and atmosphere in this is quite wonderful Don: i love the way you have re-echoed the ribbing in the roof in the ribs of the horse and the tyre and that shine of light bouncing of the worn tyre.

Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful work Don.I always enjoy these subjects of yours- earthy quiet moment in time that tell a lot about the man behind the artist.
I'm glad that you're feeling better,
have a wonderful weekend!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Rahina. I'd like to say I made those relationships consciously, but truth is I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. I'll take credit for unconscious association, though! :^)

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the kind comments and well-wishes, Pierre. Hope your weekend is a great one too!

shirley fachilla said...

Great quality of light and you've created atmosphere that almost breatheable it's so real.

Don Gray said...

Thanks Shirley, that's a wonderful compliment.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Glad you are coming round again Don. Really look forward to the next Heaven and Earth development.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Sheila--feeling better every day. I'm enjoying having this large "Heaven and Earth" canvas on the wall, and letting it develop bit by bit. It feels a good counterpoint to the daily paintings to have something involving sustained effort.

martha miller said...

I'm glad you're on the mend! The light in this one is sublime!

martha miller said...

p.s. that horse looks tired...:^)

Don Gray said...

Yes, I think it's an old horse, and definitely underfed.