Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marina Reflections


Marina Reflections, L. Daniel, 8 x 6, SOLD
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I live very near Westlake Beach, a wonderful, family-owned marina and lakeside park on Lake Austin. It's a charming piece of old Austin that has been around for 56 years - quirky and untouched by the fast pace of current life. Think about creaky docks, wooden picnic tables, beach toys and windchimes, the smell of boats and gas, and you may get the picture. This summer, the owners have granted me special access to come and paint there in the early hours before it gets too hot. What a peaceful way to start my days!! This is the first of my "Westlake Beach" paintings.
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8 comments:

David Westerfield said...

Good job on the reflections, making the water the dominate pat of the composition.

Ruth Andre said...

The water and the red reflections on the water are so striking. Beautiful painting.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sultry and loose ;) Nice.

Chris De Dier said...

You have a wonderful way with colors. The red canopy on that boat marks this painting. Well done!

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful job catching the overcast light and reflections, Laurel. Wonderful.

Marian Fortunati said...

Smart owners!!! It's a win-win situation...
Lovely use of color, Laurel!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Maybe in addition to your great art career you could be part-time Austin tour guide. You find some great old Austin locations.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I love the peace and summer stillness of this. I can feel the heat -- but it's just right. Super painting.

XOXOXOXBarbara