Monday, February 13, 2012

Fox Hill


Oil on board, 6.5" x 11"
$250 plus $10 shipping in U.S.
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For check payment or other arrangements, email don@dailyartwest.com


I flushed this Golden Eagle from a nearby deer carcass when I drove up Fox Hill yesterday. He flapped his big wings and drifted a short distance away, then hunched on the hillside and eyed me like the intruder I was.

Many find this time of year depressing and drab, but for me the diffused light and muted colors of winter have an austere and subtle kind of beauty. It's easier to imagine this land before people. The snow-dusted mountains shrouded in shifting fogs feel wild and mysterious.



10 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful atmospheric painting Don. The landscape is a permanence which makes us feel like welcomed guests:)

Pierre Raby said...

An outstanding piece of quietness. I always connect with those subtle tones, so typical of transitional states between seasons.

Sonya Johnson said...

Love the atmospheric feel of this painting, Don, and you've succeeded in making this late winter scene work so well. And what a wonderful variety of landscapes you have to choose from - lucky you!

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Rahina. I know I wasn't welcomed by that eagle!

Don Gray said...

Pierre--thank you, my friend.

Don Gray said...

Hi Sonya--thanks! Lucky us! The landscape of your Colorado home base, and the greater southwest you roam is no slouch either for variety. Attested to by your lovely paintings.

shirley fachilla said...

Winter gives that feeling to the Tennessee landscape as well. It's as though the cold season endows everything with a certain pristine edge. Your painting captures that very well.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Shirley. I've never been to Tennessee--would love to see your part of the country sometime.

Sarah said...

Wow, Don - you really captured that far-off snowy hill and cloudy sky atmosphere. I felt an instant shiver of recognition when I looked at this painting!

Don Gray said...

I sure appreciate that Sarah--thank you!