Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blick Catalog Cover



My thanks to the folks at Blick Art Supply (www.dickblick.com) for honoring me by selecting one of my dailies, "New and Used #5", for the cover of their 2011-2012 annual catalog. I tried to play it cool, but must admit I was pretty excited when it showed up in my mailbox.


48 comments:

Linda Rosso said...

Congratulations! And no one will mind if you...leave it on your coffee table, dashboard of your car, etc. Enjoy your season of fame!

Ruth Andre said...

Congratulations on the Dick Blick cover. The painting looks great!!!!

Art By Erika said...

Congratulations Don! When did you get your copy? Please tell me it's not the catalog I threw out weeks ago!

rahina q.h. said...

congratulations Don!

silvina said...

How exciting, Don! This is one Blick catalog I'll have to keep.

Kathy Weber said...

Very nice painting, I can see why they chose it!

Norena said...

How Wonderful! I would recognize your work anywhere and you should do the "happy Dance" for getting a cover. The people at Blick have great taste!

Linda McCoy said...

Heartiest Congratulations Don! I recognized your artwork immediately when I received my catalog Tuesday,great painting!

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations, Don!!! What an honor to be featured - and no wonder you are excited. Being appreciated NEVER gets old. WOO HOO!

Debora L. Stewart said...

I love this and when I saw it wondered if it was yours. I would love to have one of your brush paintings for my studio. Maybe this year.

Susan Roux said...

Ahh I didn't realize that was you on the cover! Very cool! You're allowed to get excited! Congrats.

So they gave you the BIG bucks for this honor?

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hey, congrats Don! You do the best brush paintings I think I have ever seen.

Dean H. said...

I received the catalog also, Don! The cover looks fantastic! Congrats!

Janelle Goodwin said...

When I received my Dick Blick catalog, I was admiring the cover. I didn't realize it was your painting! It's gorgeous.

Takeyce Walter said...

Congratulations, Don! Beautiful!!!

Casey Klahn said...

Well done!

Gary L. Everest said...

Morning Mr. Famous,
Wow! Short of having the work hanging in the Louvre, this is huge!
Congratulations, Don. They made the correct and brilliant choice.
Sincerely,
Gary.
PS Yesterday, I was in Art Media downtown and found out they're becoming a Blick store and moving to the Pearl District, not far from the Utrecht shop.

Don Gray said...

HA--thanks, Linda.:)

Don Gray said...

Hi Ruth--thank you!!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Erika! You threw me away...shame! :) No, I think the catalog is just being released--you should get one any day.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Rahina!

Don Gray said...

Hi Silvina--thanks! Glad to see you're back to blogging and you're with DPW. Congrats yourself!

Don Gray said...

How nice of you to say that, Kathy--thanks.

Don Gray said...

I'm dancing, Norena! :) Thanks for the nice words.

Don Gray said...

Much appreciated, Linda!

Don Gray said...

Hi Laurel--thanks for your supportive words! I love your big new landscape painting!

Don Gray said...

Thanks for those kind words, Debora.

Don Gray said...

Thanks Susan. They gave me a nice gift certificate, which I spent immediately!! :)

Don Gray said...

Wow, Sheila--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Hi Dean--thanks for the support!

Don Gray said...

Janelle--thanks for your nice note!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Casey. Hey, your Tumblr blog looks great!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your Blick cover!! I just received the catalog today, it looks great!!!

Don Gray said...

Gary, you're a generous soul--thank you!

I don't want to sound like I'm biting the hand that feeds me, but I liked Art Media like it was--wahh! Blick stores are very cool too, though. :)

Don Gray said...

Oops, Takeyce--didn't mean to skip you! Nice to hear from you--thanks!

Torrie Smiley said...

Congratulations on the cover! The painting looks fabulous~

Debbie said...

Oh! I also noticed you have a painting inside at the top of the Blick artists oil color page! Nice!!!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Debbie! Your paintings are lovely.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Torrie--that's kind of you to say.

EILEEN D. MCCOY said...

Don, display it proudly! Job well done. Your painting transforms this from catalog to rare first edition.
Enjoy! Eileen

shirley fachilla said...

Got the catalogue and thought, "My, what a wonderful cover."
I've been kinda busy so it was only today that I visited your blog, saw your post, and understood just why the cover was so instantly appealing.
I'm late, but I think it's great. Blick picked a winner.

Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

Boy, I sure like the cover on my new Dick Blick catalog! Great job, congratulations!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Way cool, Don!! Congratulations.

Don Gray said...

What a nice thing to say, Eileen--thanks!

Don Gray said...

Thanks for the great note, Shirley.

Don Gray said...

Hi Susan, thanks for the visit and kind words!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous and well deserved!!

Don Gray said...

Hi Mary--thanks for the support!