Monday, April 26, 2010

Stable Before Dusk


Stable Before Dusk, 12 x 12, L. Daniel
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This weekend we had our annual Plein Air Austin painting trip. Organized by the fabulous Julie Davis, 23 of our members traveled to the Hill Country to paint for 3 days. There was no shortage of incredible views; and paint, we did! Late Friday afternoon, four of us pulled off the road at this horse stable to catch that end-of-day light. Although the horses never came back while we were there, we could hear them "neighing" the whole time. :)
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On a side note, today I met a blogosphere painter friend in real life! Tracey Mardon from Edmonton, Canada came to town and we had a wonderful lunch together. Tracey and I have been blog friends for awhile now and it was so fun to finally meet! It was like meeting a pen pal! Thanks for coming to Austin, Tracey!!!

7 comments:

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant painting Laurel. Well done. All the best.
Vic.

Janice said...

This is gorgeous and how wonderful to meet your blogger friend, that's so cool!

Walter Helena said...

Gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing.

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Kelley Sanford said...

Beautiful colors and your trees are so soulful!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I am so behind on my commenting, but I hope you know that I love your work. This is beautiful.

XOXOXOXBarbara

Tracey Mardon said...

Laurel, the fun was all mine! I don't know that I have ever met such a bunch of warm hospitable people as we did this week in Texas. The memories could easily turn my painting blog into a trip blog and I might just indulge that for a few posts. A week just wasn't enough! I love the warmth that showed up in your paintings from the weekend; you can see it was a wonderful time. Happy painting in Georgia!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm running out of superlatives. The peach tones balance the greens beautifully. You are a master of greens, the hardest color to paint convincingly.