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DFGray
05-07-2013, 11:51 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2013/1921-calmhecatestraitsm.jpg

From my great journey last year
18 x 24" painted last year on a calm Hecate Strait, from the Acheiver
I am shown working on this while Robert Bateman is talking, the director liked the pastel box, I had a great journey returning with a new Heiltsuk brother Ian 'Nusi' Reid(the star), and an ancestor, stood with a Grizzley, Humpback whales, wolves, and much much more, all to keep our Great Bear Rainforest Oil Free, the Documentary 'Reflections' can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/53710624

pastel65
05-07-2013, 01:23 PM
OMG. How exciting. Attended a gallery event for Robert Bateman in NJ years ago. I started to watch video but it keep stopping - on my iPad waiting in Dr's Office so will watch at home but got to see the beginning. Painting is beautiful. Pam

allydoodle
05-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Beautiful painting, I think this is one of my favorites of yours!

Turpintine45
05-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Wonderful painting. What an amazing place to paint in. Thanks for a beautiful and informative look at an awesome and unspoiled place.

DFGray
05-07-2013, 02:58 PM
Thanks for watching Pam
Thanks Chris I was very lucky to be included a trip with many wonders
my pleasure Jen

mercbill
05-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Dan, great painting. I applaud you for attending this event and using your great talent to stand tall for all of us. Bill

toniov
05-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Great painting. Luminosity of clouds is perfect.

trailrider
05-07-2013, 08:01 PM
just beautiful

DFGray
05-08-2013, 09:27 AM
Hi Bill, an important stand to take(for me) and it is good for artists to be involved
Thanks toniov the boat was drifting so the Island kept changing shape
Thank you Lisa

rsmith.1141
05-08-2013, 10:06 AM
This may be my favorite!

DFGray
05-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Thanks Randy, once in a lifetime experience

Terry Wynn
05-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Dan, hi, this is a beauty. Looks like you all had a magical trip. I am very much enjoying the book with all the art work and the text. Hope the group is victorious.

Terry

pointy
05-08-2013, 06:34 PM
I always enjoy your work Dan and this is no exception...and trying to make sure there is something left for OUR ancestors is so important, pat on the back :wave: from a fellow environmentalist, Leesa

DFGray
05-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Thanks for your support Terry, Leesa the art show played Calgary and created a stir...all good

Tisiphone
05-09-2013, 09:46 AM
Gorgeous! 18x 24 is quite an undertaking and you managed it beautifully.

Lisa

chuas2
05-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Gorgeous painting Dan, it just sparkles! I admit I had to Google "Hecate Strait", since I had absolutely no clue as to where that was. Sounds like a fantastic trip, hopefully you came back with sketches and or photos to work from!
Kris

DFGray
05-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Thanks Lisa...outside of the figure 18 x 24" is as small as I work

Hi Kris I came back with an Ancestor and a brother, memories and lots of pics but I only work from life the pastel that went in the show is of an ancient fish trap while painting that I met some bear researchers who pulled up on a boat to collect hair samples everyday was magic on this trip

twiglet
05-09-2013, 01:27 PM
Beautiful painting, so tranquill. Love it!

Bongo1
05-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Beautiful!

Dcam
05-09-2013, 09:59 PM
The cold and warm blues really sing in this.
Your sky is so well rendered.
Enjoyed.
Derek

DFGray
05-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Thanks twiglet, Bongo, Derek

sketchZ1ol
05-12-2013, 06:40 AM
hello
well painted , well spoken !
a breathtaking area . :)

in western Mass. and down into my little corner of Ct. , there was a problem from GE using the housatonic river to ' off-load ' pcb waste/by-product .
even though the activity was stopped decades ago , and hefty fines/suits/settlements were made ,
the clean-up process has crawled along because of the enormous complexity and impact -- there is fear in literally ' stirring up the waters ' .
> needless to say , eating the fish from the river ... Not !

here are two of many links about one area of the clean-up to show what's involved on a way smaller scale than your location .

http://housatonic-river.com/blog/
http://www.housatonicoptions.com/options-for-cleanup/


Ed

Jo Castillo
05-12-2013, 11:34 AM
I have been trying to limit my time on wetcanvas and when I come to this forum, I can't leave. What a nice surprise to see this post. Thanks for caring and sharing. Beautiful painting, too.

DFGray
05-12-2013, 01:42 PM
Hi Ed
Thanks for watching, a great journey and a lot of painting

DFGray
05-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Thanks Jo You know of oil down there