Monday, June 29, 2009

12th Street Palms


12th Street Palms, 12 x 9
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In an attempt to paint on the beach one morning (still on the GA coast), I realized that although it was early, I was already too late. The sun was way too high and the light was just too bright without an umbrella or some sort of covering. However, just over the dunes these palm trees were casting beautiful, crisp shadows and there was a big shady spot to stand in!

11 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Oh Laurel,

What an incredibly beautiful painting. You are just too much. I opened this and almost fainted with joy! Wowee. So incredibly good.

XOXOXBarbara

rahina qh said...

blues, greens, yellows... stunning, glad you got up early to make this and share it with us Laurel. r.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful Laurel! I love the shadow color complimenting the warm color of the building!!

DanNan said...

beautiful, love the colors-so different from the Iowa's color palette. wonderful brushwork too, you make it look easy.

Stephen Parker said...

Really beautiful, Laurel. The shadows falling on the stucco are wonderful. That reminds me, I need to pick up my Laurel Daniel original!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Looking at the picture, you can feel that hot Georgia air. Beautiful painting and love the colors.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Disarmingly beautiful painting, Laurel. Love the colors and composition!

Marian Fortunati said...

Compliments on your complements!!

Carolyn Finnell said...

I just love the color of the shadows. So cool they make the light look even warmer.

Robin Roberts said...

Very cool. I like the way you kept the shadow of the palms light and cool instead of going dark with them. A very nice feel.

RR

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wowser!

You are a color harmonist, extraordinaire!
My most favorite part of painting. It creates the drama and many artists do not get that.
Since taking a workshop last March with the incomparable Carol Marine, I begin my process by deciding on the colors I will use which eliminates having to try and find them as I work.