Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cottage Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen
Oil on board, 8" x 8"
$275 plus $9 shipping in U.S.

A cozy little corner of the Tieton cabin's kitchen. The magnetic knife rack was an interesting modern touch.


Sonya Johnson said...

Another fantastic still life! I like the fact that the composition doesn't look posed, even if it was.

Are you still having problems with Blogger? I still think it's odd that your blog is the only Blogger-based one where the thumbnails don't show up in either my Dashboard or on my blogroll list.

SamArtDog said...

This cottage is home to some of my favorite images of yours lately, ones I'd be happy spending time looking at. The one with the red cup is amazing.

Don Gray said...

That’s a very nice compliment—thank you!

The reason the thumbnails don’t show up is that the images don’t reside on blogger. I have my own server, and a software interface that creates the html for each post, independent of blogger. This was all set up for me by my web developer son—believe me, I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it. When I need multiple images in a post, I do that directly on blogger (my recent multiple image post on the etchings, for example) and then the thumbnail shows up. The solution may be to ask my son if he can alter the program so the images reside both on blogger and my server.

My posting issue with blogger’s a puzzle. It doesn’t occur all the time. It seems to happen most when I follow a link back from a comment left on my blog. I’ll have to start paying more attention to the where and whens of this to see if there’s a pattern.

Thanks for your note.

Don Gray said...

I always enjoy hearing from you, Sam--thanks.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, M.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Don, something about this and the Summer Cottage which is full of premonition - is it foreboding, I don't know. I just like a quietness where you feel sure something's about to happen or something just happened and they walked on by. Is this daft?

Don Gray said...

Not daft at all, Sheila--thanks. I'm thrilled if the viewer feels something happened or is about to happen "offstage", so to speak. It indicates the painting has a life in the imagination of the beholder, and that's exciting. So many of your own works have this evocative quality.