Saturday, July 25, 2009

Morning Gilds the Sky


Morning Gilds the Sky, 36 x 36

This larger work is taken from a plein air study I did in Georgia. I was completely taken with these slightly silhouetted trees against the beautiful mottled sky. Revisiting it was just as fun as being there the first time!

On a personal note, I spent long days in the studio this week, painting larger work and framing. The big canvases are harder to photograph, especially when wet, so I was able to post until now. I hate being MIA, but sometimes one flow interrupts another. (And usually it's best to go with the flow...)

11 comments:

Trish Siegel said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I love everything about this piece. Yes, surrender to the flow!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

This is stunning. MIA? I had to think about that this morning. Morning In Austin? Oh Missing In Action. Everyone knows you are an
astoundingly wonderful painter. If you are out of touch, you're working.
It's that simple. Relax.

XOXOXOBarbara

Jeb said...

This one is great!

susan hong-sammons said...

Like you choice of a square composition. And this feels freshly done. I mean, it's not stiff but as if done "en plein air."

Marian Fortunati said...

It was worth the wait!!!

Mitzi Easley said...

Oh my - these colors are amazing! Well done.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous!! You are just so inspiring.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Oh Laurel! I just love this painting! This is breathtaking, so dramatic. You can really tell that it is early morning. The colors couldn't be more perfect, they are so crystal clear. I love the dark trees against the wonderful sky.

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful, as always, Laurel. And I wasn't worried about your being MIA. It's amazing you're able to post as consistently as you do, with so many of us tugging on you all the time, not to mention all those pesky commissions!

ELLEN WILLIS said...

Laurel,
You really hit a home run with this one. It is gorgeous! Way to go girl.

Jala Pfaff said...

These large ones must be so great to see in person.