Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Distant Showers (study)


Distant Showers (study), 6 x 6, L. Daniel, SOLD
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I painted this small study as a preparation for my third "big sky" painting. This is a series I am working on that began with a painting trip I took to the Davis Mountains in West Texas. I was very inspired by the unlimited largeness of the sky and had to respond (one thing leads to another and there you go, a series is born.) Tomorrow I will post the larger painting of this scene.
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10 comments:

Victor Errington said...

Beautiful painting Laurel. You have certainly captured the rain. Well done.All the best.
Vic.
P.S. Fantastic colours.

Stephen Parker said...

Love the way the rocky ridge dwarfs the small farm buildings. Very nice.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is just lovely, Laurel. I, too, love the big sky of Texas. Good series!

David Westerfield said...

Looking forward to the large one, this is good. I love skies. I've been working on some too.

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Love it!! Makes me want to load up the gear and hit the road.

Ruth Andre said...

You captured the rain and the sky. It is a lovely painting.

Marilyn said...

I can smell the rain. Beautifully done, Laurel.

Leia Brown said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination.

Marian Fortunati said...

Very nice...
I was just struggling with downpours in a painting... Wish mine had turned out as beautifully as yours. (I haven't posted mine.)
Looking forward to the large one.

so .... do you do the studies outside and the larger ones in the studio??? Or wherever whenever???

Laurel Daniel said...

Thanks all! In answer to Marian's question: As for the studies, it’s wherever, whenever. Sometimes I work directly from a plein air study (always my preference) and other times I have to rely on studies from photos because I just couldn’t paint at that moment. It always helps if I have been painting in that environment on the same day, in the same lighting, etc. Even if I painted a different scene on site, I will be able to use color and shape information from those paintings when working from a photo.