Monday, June 1, 2009

Briggs Field

Briggs Field, 12 x 9
The Plein Air Austin painting weekend was a great time. I travelled to Granbury with my good buddies Julie Davis and Lyn Cohagan; all of us determined to paint on our way. Well, it was a little like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride! We veered off the main road numerous times - stopping, starting, u-turning - all in search of possible painting sites. Julie was a good sport with the map in her lap at all times and Lyn never missed a turn as we caravanned our way. We finally ended up at this field in the little town of Briggs, Texas. Such good times!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. It is amazing how many art bloggers there are in Austin, Texas: must be something in the water. This tree is like a little bit of magic from a Dickensian novel, must be that fence that does it and the colours. r.

Marian Fortunati said...

Sounds like you all had a ball!!

Good for you!! Glad you didn't end up like Toad did...

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

Your painting certainly tells a joyous story. Love it.

Great light, and lyrical brushwork.


Karen said...

You guys sound just like us when we go out to hard to settle down! You found a great spot, and in this painting I love that the atmosphere up around the tree feels thicker, truly like air, and the flowers/grass below have a greater sparkle to them, more clear. really fascinating.

Stephen said...

Beautiful, Laurel, as usual. You make it look so easy. Looks and sounds like you had a great weekend.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Laurel.
All I can say is,beautiful Painting.Your paintings are
always very good,but now and again
one comes up and I simply have`to
give you a pat on the back,and this
is one of them.Thank God you have
a Blog.All the very best.

Jane Hunt said...

Sound like a blast! I look forward to having those type of experiences someday. Gorgeous tree - I love your style.

Jala Pfaff said...

Love the sky color here and also the fence (perfect amount of suggestion plus telling), along with all the rest of it of course.