Saturday, March 6, 2010

Old Pueblo and Newspaper Feature!

Old Pueblo, 9 x 12

This is the last of my Davis Mountain paintings. This crumbling pueblo sits in a small neighborhood in Fort Davis. No one has lived in it for a very long time but thankfully it stands as a reminder to a different time. Life carries on all around; I could hear the constant bleating of a neighbor's goat and a radio blasting as one family enjoyed their Sunday afternoon. It made me wonder about the families who lived and loved here.

On a completely different note... May I share a bit of personal joy?? I was featured in the profile section of our local community newspaper!! A astute little boy summed it up for me last night when he saw the paper on the coffee table. "You have a great life," he said. SO TRUE. You can read it online by clicking here: "Laurel Daniel - Changing Light", Westlake Picayune, 3/4/10.


Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Great article, Laurel - congratulations! Really like your Davis Mountain works, especially the morning long shadows.

Linda said...

This is a lovely painting. The touches of turquoise in the background really brings the eye in. I agree with Johnnie that your Davis Mountain series is just wonderful.

Loved the article! You are much appreciated!

SamArtDog said...

Fun to "read all about it!" in the Picayune article. You've had an amazing and varied career.

This last Davis Mountains painting (I hope not; they've been wonderful!) is as good as the rest, but I keep going back to the Evening Tree Sketch. Its immediacy made for a very memorable piece; I truly love it.

I wish you were teaching here; I'd sure be in your class!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

What a gorgeous painting. I read your story in the paper. Congratulations. It was a beautiful write up. I felt like I was reading the story of a long time friend. It made me incredibly happy to read about your travels, your bravery, and your fantastic attitude to life. The whole question of meaning is a big one in Europe where I showed in the Florence Biennale. I absolutely love your opinion on that.

Your work radiates your super world view, it's filled with light and love, and the article highlights that same view.



Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

It's true, Laurel, you have a great life! And a great talent, too. This is an absolutely gorgeous painting. Thanks for sharing your work and your thoughts about this old house. Congratulations on the article!

Stephen Parker said...

You do, indeed, Laurel. And all of us around you enjoy the vibe tremendously, I'm sure.

Beautiful painting of the adobe house, too.

David Westerfield said...

Good job on the Davis Mountains pieces Laurel. And great article. It's good to hear other artist's stories. I'm still mostly a graphic designer, but paintings are selling too.

Pam Holnback said...

Laurel, Congratulations on the great article! There couldn't have been a great article w/out a great person. I'm thrilled to have had just a little bit of your teachings! As always, another great painting.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Laurel, Wow! Congratulations! Beautiful painting, and wonderful news!

Karen Martin said...

Laurel, great article! So glad to see a fellow artist thrilled with the life she is living. Congratulations on it all!

Jeanne Ludeke said...

I read your article with great interest. My youngest just started her first year in college and I find myself with the time to rediscover who I am as an artist. (Lost my art teaching job after 11 years.) Thanks for the inspiration and I love your work!