3/28/2013

Spring: Don Gray

Spring Pastures acrylic on board 8' x 16' 2009


Sticking Close to Mom oil on board 5" x 7" 2013


Afoot in the Garden acrylic on cradled board 23"x 23" 2011

In continuing our theme of spring, artist Christine Sargent has suggested that we look at some landscapes by Don Gray. Christine says:
May I introduce Don Gray. Though he paints many seasons in his work, I felt these pictures were definitely Spring. According to Don, his art takes two parallel courses, alternating between paintings that are firmly within the realist tradition and works that are less literal, leaning more toward the abstract. Many of his paintings show daily life and beautiful depictions of rural Oregon. 
The first painting is a beautiful 8' x 16' mural "Spring Pastures" which is inside the convention center in Pendleton, Oregon. 
He captures SPRING in another fashion in "Staying Close to Mom," a small 5" x7" oil painting.
The final painting is one in his more abstract style, though not completely abstract and also fits the Spring concept. "Afoot in the Garden"
Don can go from very realistic to completely abstract and does them all very well.His website is www.dongraystudio.com. One of his blogs is www.dailyartwest.com
I'm also a fan of Don Gray's work, so I'm including two additional landscapes with a spring theme:

Fresh Green oil on canvas panel 6"x6" 2010

Shadows of April oil on board 5"x7" 2008

3 comments:

  1. Hi Taryn--thank you so much for this nice post! I'm very honored.

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  2. Thanks for helping spread the word about Don. He's an amazing artist and I follow him daily. He absolutely captures the feel of rural Oregon in all its beauty. Many of his paintings could be from anywhere, though. He strikes a universal chord in his art.

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  3. Thanks for helping spread the word about Don. He's an amazing artist and I follow him daily. He absolutely captures the feel of rural Oregon in all its beauty. Many of his paintings could be from anywhere, though. He strikes a universal chord in his art.

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