Monday, April 23, 2012

"Ranch Gate" and Group Show

Ranch Gate

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
Unframed: $125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
Framed: $180 plus $12 shipping in U.S.
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Sorry for the sporadic posts of late. Is it just me, or when spring comes along does it seem like there's suddenly a jillion things to do and not nearly enough time?

Work on designs for the mural project mentioned earlier continues, and even though many hours have been spent on it, I still don't really have anything post-worthy. Such is the nature of coming up with mural designs--for me, at least.

Today's painting was first posted a couple years ago. In case you're wondering what in the world this is, it's called a rock crib. In places where the soil isn't deep enough to dig a post hole without hitting bedrock, ranchers build these cairns as deadweights and stretch fence wire from one to another. The posts in between often just rest on the ground, rather than being buried. This painting is currently float-mounted and framed in a handmade 1 1/2" deep gallery-style frame (see below). I will sell it framed or unframed--just let me know which you prefer.

We spent last weekend in Portland and attended the opening reception for "Simply Red", the group exhibit I'm included in at the new Mark Woolley Gallery downtown (see my April 18th post). It was a fun party!  Here's a little video to give you a sense of the evening's energy:


SamArtDog said...

This painting of the crib looks great floating in this frame; the shadow adds the weight needed.

What an awesome gallery and party. Incredible amount of space. How many exhibitors?

Gary L. Everest said...

Evening Don,
Ol' dopey me. Just realized I'd missed your 18 April post and now, your opening. That's what I get for not keeping up.
I'm sorry I missed meeting you, as well as, your art. It's no problem to swing by the gallery, but meeting you might be a bit more challenging.
Maybe next time! Congratulations and I hope it sells.
Have a great weekend.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sam. Yeah, it was a funky, fun party. Seemed like everybody was having a good time. Boy, I don't know how many exhibitors--a bunch!

Don Gray said...

Hi Gary, thanks. Yeah, sorry you missed the party. It was a great time, and a great variety of art there, too. I would love to have met up with you--we'll just have to make a point to get together--hopefully you'll still be there on our next PDX trip in about a month.