Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Remembering Summer



Hill Country Clouds, 30 x 30

This is another studio piece based on a plein air painting from this summer. For these larger works, I begin the process outside gathering information about shapes, color and light. Then I paint a large version of my favorites and/or the ones that seem scalable (there are many small ones I love but don't think would work in a large format.) We had some of these big clouds again this week and they are so compelling!

7 comments:

onpainting said...

This is a beautiful design - really like those clouds.

JMahorney said...

Me too! I'm crazy about the highlights in the clouds and on the tree. Radiant and beautiful. :)

Jann Alexander at AustinDetails.com said...

STUNNING!!!! you are my idol.

Barbara M. said...

This painting just took my
breath away when I opened your blog.
Everything about it is wonderful,
the clouds, the colour -- oh wow,wow,wow to the max.

Barbara

Joan Breckwoldt said...

This is just beautiful, I feel like I could reach out and touch that cloud. And even though this painting is 30x30" I like the way you have retained the freshness. I would love to see a small study that you worked from next to this one, I could learn a lot!
Joan

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you all for your comments! I love getting your feedback and the connection to other artists working on the same stuff! Joan said she was interested in seeing the small study - I posted it on July 15, 2008, so you can check the archives, or this is the link:

http://laureldaniel.blogspot.com/2008/07/91-degrees-and-some-clouds.html

(honestly I don't know how this will work, you might have to cut and paste it into your browser.)

Thanks again!

dominique eichi said...

This is as you said what summer is .
BEAUTIFUL !