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DFGray
07-03-2008, 11:36 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2008/1921-freegatejun30sm.jpg
18 x 24" canson
I've painted this log(dragon) in it's first winter at this local
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2008/1921-june26endsm.jpg


yesterday
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2008/1921-treeisljul2sm.jpg
18 x 30' board
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2008/1921-july2endsm.jpg

Paula Ford
07-03-2008, 12:18 PM
I just LOVE the blues Dan! The 1st one is so full of atmosphere and color and the dragon is wonderful. I love the rocks in the second one. You do such a great job in conveying distance in all your paintings. As always, fabulous work!

Paula

CindyW
07-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Dan, both are beautiful but the bottom one sparkles for me with those rocks!
Cindy

DFGray
07-03-2008, 01:17 PM
Hi Paula, thanks the dragon in the first takes over
that haze in the secon was lifting slowly
Hi Cindy the rocks had the colour that was missing from the sky

barrykeller
07-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Dan, these are great. Love those skies!

binkie
07-03-2008, 03:25 PM
Dan, more fabulous paintings! The first one just sings for me. I just love your color palette for the stump and surround shore line.

binkie

DFGray
07-03-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks Barry, Binkie, one of our hot days, odd overcast light

water girl
07-03-2008, 10:32 PM
You have done it again! You've amazed me with the lively color you can put into an overcast day.

DFGray
07-03-2008, 11:46 PM
Thanks Karen the start is daunting but then I see a little better

Enid Goyers
07-04-2008, 08:10 AM
The blue tone of your work with the light spots sparkling give your work a very vivid impression.
Indeed very nice.
Enid

DFGray
07-04-2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks Enid

Sonni
07-04-2008, 10:12 PM
Not everyone can put that much blue in a painting and get away with it. :thumbsup:

nvcricket
07-04-2008, 10:41 PM
Great atmosphere, and sense of depth. Love the clear blue poking in at the top of the clouds.

Carol

klord
07-05-2008, 02:47 AM
These paintings are fabulous! You really make the most of your subject matter, and bring so much life and color into the scene. Thank you for sharing!

Colorix
07-05-2008, 06:19 AM
Oooo, the bits of purer colour in the first one really sparkle against the blues. That 'dragon' has a wonderful shape, begs to be painted.

Second one speaks less to me, but I can see it has a wonderful sense of depth.

dvantuyl
07-05-2008, 09:36 PM
These are stunning, wonderful. Love the color and feel of your work. I can smell the air.......Donna

DFGray
07-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the kind replies
Sonni more blue sky days ahead
Carol the opening sky accents the haze
Hi Kim working from life, life what we use as you know
Thanks Charlie,
Donna, just back from La Conner but was at a wedding no painting

bnoonan
07-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Dan - fabulous sense of weather you've captured here. Got your paints ready? it's another award winning day!

What always impresses me are the accent colors that just sign in your pieces - like the oranges and yellows. How they really pop on the blue base. Keep it up!

I'm off to LaConner at the end of the week for 9 days with Richard McKinley. If you make it down at all - let me know before I leave on friday.


Cheers! Barb

JWebber
07-07-2008, 12:37 PM
Hey Dan

Another posting that I just love!!

Cheers, Judy

DFGray
07-07-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm going to try and get out ,Work hard at that course Barb!!!
The wedding was at a gallery called the Quarry in La Conner worth a visit!

Thanks Judy, painted Vancouver from the seawall on the 4th

Terrilee11
07-07-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi Dan, I love these paintings and really appreciate you showing the reference photos. I find myself trying to be too literal in my paintings and it really helps to see someone making the painting come to life using beautiful colors not just what the photo reference shows. Thanks for showing us your wonderful work. Terri

DFGray
07-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Hi Terri, thanks, I try to remember the painting is the thing

Donna T
07-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Great paintings, Dan! LOVE the dragon! How cool to find something like that on the shore.

Donna

Tressa
07-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Dan, it's so much fun opening one of your threads, you leave me with such an amazing sense of brightness and color in the world.:music: :D
Tressa

dustybird
07-08-2008, 09:56 AM
Makes me want to go to the beach,keep up the great work Dan. Someone's got to show people our beuatiful island. Nobody does it better.
Jim

DFGray
07-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Hi Donna, My subject is large enough to remain here for a few more years!
Thanks Tressa by nature I'm a pessimist, my artworks seem optimstic
Hi Jim I'll be doing the Original only show in August up your way