Monday, August 30, 2010

Early Start

Early Start, L. Daniel, 8 x 6, SOLD


If you wake up early and walk down to Westlake Beach, you will see the sun rise behind the distant shore of the lake. I don't get going that early very often, but I managed it for this painting. I loved seeing the silhouetted forms of the dock and tied up boat against the bright light of dawn. It was kind of blinding... in a good way. :)

This will be my last Westlake Beach painting for a little while. I will keep going and am excited to do a batch of fall paintings there. It's such good discipline to revisit one place over and over again. Meanwhile, I have some other work to share with you.

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11 comments:

Kate said...

This is a "wow."

Wilson said...

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

"Blinding... in a good way..." I LIKE that! I also love how you grayed out the sky to make the sun more brilliant!

David Westerfield said...

Yes, you captured that looking-into-the-sun feeling. Well done.

Pam Holnback said...

This is my favorite of your beach series..not sure if it's the soft colors, the reflections, or the grays...or maybe all of the above.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful. Now I know what you are up to when I am catching up on sleep at sunrise. Love the way the grays make the soft oranges glow.

Linda Popple said...

This is beautiful! Just wonderful!!

susan hong-sammons said...

This is so beautiful, another "wow" painting. Can't wait to see more.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

An amazing painting. I've just loved this entire series giving me that summer lake feeling.

XOXOXOXOXBarbara

Stephen Parker said...

The warmth of the reflection against the neutrals surrounding it works so well. So simple, yet so much to see.

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