Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More Portraits and a Show

I've become a head hunter. Or more accurately, a head counter, moving from figure to figure painting the portrait heads in the mural. They're the most time-consuming part, requiring a lot of intense focus that leaves me exhausted by day's end. I'll paint in the clothing and other details later. That part should go pretty fast (he said, naively).

A couple of my semi-abstract paintings are in a group show called "East Meets West", at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I'll be there tomorrow evening for the first Thursday reception. If you're in the neighborhood I hope you'll drop by and say hello.


Susan Roux said...

You're doing an amazing job, Don! I like how you're bringing in the detail as your figures move closer to the foreground. This is a huge undertaking. I'm glad it's not me doing it!

Best of luck at your show.

Anonymous said...

i haven't been able to visit for a long time and i must admit it is a pleasure to see your work again Don. It is wonderful to see all the stages of the process for this mural. Thank you for this inspiration. r.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Susan!

Don Gray said...

Great to hear from you, Rahina--looking forward to new paintings from you. Thanks for the encouragement.

Ann-Marie Stillion said...

I love this. Can you make me one? LOL Ann-Marie