Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Marshland Flow

Marshland Flow, L. Daniel, 24 x 48 diptych (24 x 24 each)

I love the East coast marshlands! They are such fuel for the imagination as they quietly surge with the tide. High tide, low tide, mid tide... each offers a new and distinct version of itself. My stay in Georgia offered daily trips over the East Beach causeway and this gorgeous view was there for the taking every time.

8 comments:

Kate said...

I don't know what it is exactly, but this piece is so lyrical it just about made me tear up! Beautiful!

Shane Rebenschied said...

Lovely piece Laurel!

Susan Roux said...

Beautiful and peaceful. You captured the look of marshes...

Dave B said...

I've been sitting here looking at a little wetlands plein aire sketch for a while now trying to decide if it should grow up into something bigger. After seeing this beautiful piece it seems I've got a canvas to stretch. Thanks for putting it up. I'm a fan.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I bet this looks amazing in person, Laurel. What a beautiful addition to any room!

Marian Fortunati said...

Each piece stands on it own but together is it whole.

What made you decide to paint it as a diptych??

Laurel Daniel said...

Thanks all. I am really happy with this one if that is okay to say. :)

In answer to Marian's question about why a diptych for this:

First, it's a format I enjoy working in. Not all images/scenes work for a diptych, so whenever I can, I do.

Second, I was interested in depicting the wide, flat horizontal aspect of the marshlands. The double squares lend themselves nicely to that feeling of expansiveness.

Third, I just really like squares. And double squares, and triple squares. For landscapes, they are a little less expected and I like that.

Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

This is lovely! Really like the composition, colors...wow.