Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Planning Ahead

Standing Guard (Study), 6x6, SOLD

Painting smaller studies in the studio can be helpful for planning a painting... I can work up different compositions, tweak color and simplify shapes before committing to a huge canvas. I finished the large one last night and will post it tomorrow (need to photograph). The little paintings have a certain charm of their own, and the trick is to try and stay this loose in the larger scale.

6 comments:

fairiemoon said...

Oh, this one reminds me of the Ozarks or Sylvania or something. Very nice! It has nice depth of color and shadow.
Love you,
Erin :)

Janelle Goodwin said...

Really like the composition and color combination in this painting. Looking forward to the bigger version!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Laurel, Love it! Do you sell your studies on ebay or etsy?

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

a superb little painting. Terrific as
always.

xoxoxBarbara

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Nice!! Love the reflections in the water

Laurel Daniel said...

Thanks all of you! In answer to Carol's question about selling the small studies... I have had several people ask about this. Today I finally took the time to set up a paypal account and make that happen! I am still figuring it all out, but this one piece is now for sale through Paypal! See my fancy "buy now" button? Carol, Thanks for the encouragement and for the nudge!