Friday, December 10, 2010


Winter Tangle

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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These trees line a stream at the edge of our property near Cove, Oregon. Some are old and really in need of pruning, but I love the whiteness of the limbs that have lost their bark. Once the leaves have fallen, the structure is starkly revealed--a tangled architecture.


Click here to get an archival giclee print of this painting.


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~ Nelson Henderson

9 comments:

Pierre Raby said...

Wonderful painting. With your ever heartfelt brushstrokes you perfectly translated the rawness and beauty of the trees. Love the words from Nelson Henderson and also the profund poetry of Mary Oliver, thanks Don for sharing.

RUDHI - Chance said...

My eyes climbed through your picturesque trees-landscape with joy and pleasure!

Don Gray said...

Pierre, I so appreciate your checking in and your thoughtful comments. Thank you, my friend.

Don Gray said...

Hi Rudhi--thank you!

rahina q.h. said...

this brushwork is just brilliant Don, there is an natural energy and respect to how you have handled this.
i have the same problem with pruning some plants... to my neighbour's dismay;)

Robin Roberts said...

one of my favorites

Don Gray said...

I appreciate your words, Rahina--thank you. At least your plants probably aren't the size of trees. :^)

Don Gray said...

Nice to hear from you, Robin--thanks.

Jala Pfaff said...

Very beautiful.