Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Pheasant Afternoon


Oil on board, 7" x 8 5/8"
$250 plus $10 shipping in U.S.
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Happy New Year! May 2012 bring much joy and contentment to all.

A larger painting today. This Chinese Pheasant rooster is helping me ring in the year. When I was a kid my dad took me hunting for these exotic-looking birds. These days I'm content to just admire their beauty. I was never much danger to them anyway. Usually the pheasants would run ahead, hidden in the tall grass until they were far out of shotgun range before flying away.

7 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderful values popping and receding into the distance, soooo lovely!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I neglected to mention that your work never fails to inspire me to do better, Don. Happy New Year!

Scott Ruthven said...

Nicely done Don. It reads like a much larger painting.

Don Gray said...

Happy New Year to you, Diane! Thank you for your generous remarks. Your work is equally inspiring--looking forward to seeing what you paint in 2012.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Scott.

Pierre Raby said...

Happy New Year to you too Don!
Love this painting with its stunning play of light and perspective/depth enhanced by the distant mountains, pure outdoor poetry.

Don Gray said...

You have such talent and such a generous spirit, Pierre--thank you. Happy 2012!