Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blankets of Color


Blankets of Color, 12 x 16, L. Daniel
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Today was one of those perfect spring days that is irresistible to a plein air painter. It was warm (but not hot), sunny and bright. After about a week of overcast drizzle, it was a welcomed change. I have been eying this field of riotous color for awhile, waiting for just such a day... total joy!

13 comments:

julie davis said...

Love the color, Laurel. A sunny day just brings the wildflower color to a peak, and you nailed it here.

Jeb said...

The wildflowers look great!

Barbara M. said...

Amazing. Sorry I've missed posting for awhile. I love your work, all of it, and I'm always thinking of you and
wishing you well.

XOXOXOXOBarbara

Sally Dean said...

this is fantastic!
Isnt it great to get something you've been eying?
Maybe thats how shopaholics feel

Pam Holnback said...

Riotous is the perfect work for this. Spectacular also come to mind.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Wow, love the colors and the tree of course, but particularly love the way you so effectively make the foreground pop and the eye travels past all the many layers of hills and fades to the sky!

Susan Roux said...

What a treasure! Your rendition is breathtaking. What joy it must have been to be there painting.

Linda said...

Another lovely painting! Your joy in the day certainly comes through!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, well balanced...a perfect "10". When I look at the painting, I am there, and I can feel the gentle breeze blowing.

Mark Landes said...

Very nice. Caught my eye as it reminds me of a painting I did this weekend which was innspired by an early California painter.

Marian Fortunati said...

And total joy for your viewers as well...
(mixed in with a little jealousy)

Wow.... what a scene!!!

Nancy Laliberte said...

I love how the red in the flowers dances in the trees!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you all, I really appreciate your comments and encouragement!