Monday, December 1, 2014

Stream of Life and Christmas Sale

Watercolor, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 22" x 26"
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Recent paintings have been harking back somewhat to work I was doing in the mid-80's through early 90's. Those pieces often dealt with interpretations from old family photos, among other sources. There's something comforting in the idea that despite many changes in ways of working/thinking, there are still continuities.

It's odd that I'm not an avid fisherman, given how much my family loved it. There are numerous photos of me, my dad, uncles and aunts, proudly holding up their catch to the camera lens. Here I am at maybe four or five, with my dad. I try for something ephemeral in these works, maybe born out of the awareness of what a tiny flicker of time is caught in these moments.


Ruth Armitage said...

I love your title for this work... and your capture of the ephemeral nature of the snapshot. Beautiful. I am struck by the likeness of you in your dad, and in you as a child!

Don Gray said...

Hi Ruth--thanks for your thoughtful comments, really appreciated!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hey Don,
Me, too! It took a second, longer look to appreciate how much that young boy proudly holding up his catch looks like you.
I also agree with Ruth completely with regard to the title and emotional impact.
Congratulations on a wonderful painting, Don. Hope you and your family have a nice holiday together. Must be nice being so close.

Don Gray said...

Happy Holidays, Gary! You think it will snow in Hawaii for Christmas? Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we are loving being close to family and looking forward to having them here for Christmas.