Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Upper Falls

Upper Falls, 12 x 12

We are having a bit of a drought here in Texas so the falls at McKinney Falls State Park are pretty small right now. At the upper falls, this little tributary spills into that wonderful swimming hole I was talking. I would like to see this place when the water is raging. It will happen - it will eventually rain here... a lot. And then we have flooding.

17 comments:

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Beautiful reflections!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

love the high horizon line and the gorgeous color/brushwork...I am so inspired by your work.

julie davis said...

Really nice, Laurel. I love the way the sky is peeking through in the reflections.

Laurie G. Miller said...

The reflections are amazing. Such a peaceful painting.

Double "D" said...

Being a watercolorist, I really enjoy seeing oil paintings done by painters that know how to handle
the medium. Wonderful energy and great brush work.
These are all beautiful paintings.

Karen said...

This state park seems like it has a wealth of great spots! I love in this one the warm/cool contrasts between the water/foliage/rocks. That and the directional changes in your brushwork as you paint different objects and places really capture me. Love it.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I stared at this one for a while, thinking I wish I could watch you paint. Your swift decisive dashes of light, your spots of colour in the exact right place. Wow. another beauty.

XOXOBarbara

Pam Holnback said...

Great reflections.

Marian Fortunati said...

You have such a wonderful sense of color... Your paintings always just draw me in.

mike rooney studios said...

nice crop on the scene laurel. the different directions in the strokes make this simple painting a beauty!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Laurel,

I saw the thumbnail of this on Karen Phipp's blog and just had to come take a closer look.

This is a beautiful painting. Love the reflections and the colors. Great work.

Robin Roberts said...

I like how we don't see the actual sky but we know it is a sunny day by how nice and bright the reflections are. Well done.

RR

jennifer woodburn said...

Amazing composition, and of course your signature brushstrokes make the painting!

Trish Siegel said...

I can't get over how fluid the water is. You just want to dip your toes in it. Another great painting!

Barbsgarden said...

Love the falls Laurel.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you all for your kind remarks!!! It's a beautiful place and I wish I could take you all there! :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love how you portrayed the still water. Brave and spot on! I love this blog!