Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Metal Pitcher

Watercolor on Yupo, 6" x 8.75"
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I worked on a sheet of Yupo, a synthetic paper, to do this watercolor. The sheet was primed with a thin coat of gesso, which allowed a little more control in applying washes.





We made a quick trip to Portland last weekend to spend time with our two month old grandson Grayson and his family. Here he is, putting on the charm. Is he a cutie, or what?


14 comments:

David Page Coffin said...

Quite wonderful; looks like you're changing the Yupo game, Don!

Amy Higgins said...

Love this reflective pitcher and in watercolor, none the less! I have a heart for painting reflective silver and this is right up my alley! Great job!

rahina q.h. said...

the pitcher is quite wonderful! the light the shadows, they hold the eye.
and your grandson is more than cute... you gonna paint him?
ps i notice you did not put him up for sale;)

silvina said...

Grayson's expression makes me think you told him a joke. He's super cute!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Don,
No doubt about it--he's cute as a button and what a great smile for Grandpa!
Great painting, too. Can't forget about that with all the baby cuteness.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Grayson is an absolute delight - and the painting is unbelievable. Watercolour you say? I can't get it!

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, David!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Amy and welcome to the blog. I took a look at your lovely paintings--many shiny, beautiful things!

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Rahina. I did a drawing of Grayson awhile back--no doubt a painting will follow. And no, I didn't put him up for sale! We'd have to have an offer well up in the six figures before we'd even consider it. :^)

Don Gray said...

He's pretty easy to coax a smile from, Silvina...such a doll. Glad you're back blogging--you were missed!

Don Gray said...

Hi Gary--thanks. You'll always be on my good side if you say nice things about my grandson. :^) Yes, I do want to paint him.

Don Gray said...

Sheila, you're very kind--thanks!

RUDHI - Chance said...

Really cool guy, Don! He 'll make his way! How you paint, looking watercolour as oil! Amazing...

Don Gray said...

How are you doing, Rudhi? Thanks for the encouragement!