Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Portland Poppies






















Portland Poppies
Watercolor on archival paper, 6" x 6"
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We've had fun walking the dogs in different neighborhoods here in Portland, just to get better acquainted with the city.  There are some lovely old homes, with lush trees, plants and flowers.  This classic, with its thick blanket of poppies, caught my eye.

Our new grandson, Grayson, is doing great--a very serene little guy.  We took him to The Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Grandma Brenda's birthday tonight, and he slept through the whole thing!



20 comments:

Kathy Weber said...

This is lovely!

Horst said...

This is great, Don I like the saturated colors, great composition and execution, bravo.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Kathy. I really enjoy your blog and painterly style.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate it a lot, Horst--thank you!

Sonya Johnson said...

Love the rich, vibrant colors in this painting, Don! Probably a fun contrast to paint vs. all these summer greens we have.

SamArtDog said...

Kudos to whomever painted their cheerful house in Portland like this, and same to you for painting it.

Told you Grayson would be getting all the zzzs.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Don, I love the vibrant colors in this painting. As soon as I saw it, I said "WOW". Just kept wanting to look at it!

shirley fachilla said...

Such wonderful saturated colors... just what babies (and grown-ups) love. It vibrants with summer and good cheer.

Don Gray said...

Portland's a beautiful city full of flowers this time of year, Sonya--fun to be here. Thanks for the note.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sam. I'm with you about this house's lively paint job--it's nice to walk through houses that are individuals, not cookie-cutter. And you're right about the sleep thing. :^)

Don Gray said...

Really nice of you to say that, Egretta--thank you!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Shirley. I guess the cheerfulness is a reflection of this grandpa's good mood.

Art By Erika said...

Love the perspective you chose and colors of course! Those look like California poppies been trying grow those in every state I live in including CA but no luck!

Cheesecake Factory YUM! I miss my popcorn shrimp and original cheesecake!

hmuxo said...

This is an amazing piece. So colorful..Love it.! Also, Congratulations on the birth of that handsome grandson of yours.!

Don Gray said...

I appreciate that, Erika. CA Poppies seem to grow very well here, along with most anything else.

Yeah, the Cheesecake Factory was great. We used to go to one in San Diego when we lived down there--positively decadent!

Don Gray said...

A double thank you Hilda, for the compliment on the painting and especially for the nice words about our new grandson!

rahina q.h. said...

such wonderful colours and perspective Don!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Rahina!

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting. Just love the way you painted the poppies. Enjoyed your blog- you are a major talent:)

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Kathy--you're very kind. I enjoy your blog--like your painterly style.