Sunday, February 13, 2011

New and Used 7


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

It is ironic but somehow satisfying to me to use my brushes to paint my brushes.

Another very fine artist, the painter M. Collier has joined our group at Daily Paintworks. Check it out at http://www.dailypaintworks.com/.

(Note:  For some reason I'm having trouble getting a decent upload of this painting.  The image on the blog is fuzzy, but if you click it, the popup image is clearer.  I have no idea why. ???)

8 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

love the way you handle the shadow and background. the painting overall has the feel of the brushes as if they were used to paint it... could be a self-portrait of a brush;)

Stephanie Berry said...

I really like both this one and the last.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Rahina--a great insight. I do tend to think of the brushes as self-portraits...I like the thought of the brushes painting themselves. :^}

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Stephanie.

Ruth Andre said...

I love these brush paintings. The brushes look great and the background is super.

SamArtDog said...

You're right. Spooks in the machine. But fuzzy or not, it's a portrait loaded with personality. Ever thought of naming your brushes?

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Ruth--nice to hear from you.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sam. Actually, I have done that. I have a very large mural brush I call "Big Bertha", and another from France I call "The Frenchman". Pathetic, isn't it?