Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Old Mill Revealed

Old Mill Revealed, L. Daniel, 9 x 12

A week or so ago Plein Air Austin met up to paint at the Zedler Mill in the small town of Luling, Texas. The original mill was built in 1874 on the banks of the San Marcos River and these old buildings are part of what remains. I loved how the low light of morning cast a giant shadow across the whole scene, and then slowly receded to reveal the rugged glow of the structures. It was magical.

7 comments:

Linda Popple said...

The light and shadow in this is amazing! The old mill really stands out.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I love the timeless quality of this, and yet the shadow marks the time, even tells the time.

Gorgeous.

XOXOXOXOXBarbara

Roxanne Steed said...

Lovely glow of light here!!

susan hong-sammons said...

love how you just tease the information without overstating everything.

fairiemoon said...

I love this one! Looks like an explorable place. I also love the lighting.

Erin :)

Dusty Pines said...

i really like the light & shadow (i tend to say that with your paintings!) - so inviting, mysterious, warming - lovely painting! thank you!

fairiemoon said...

I still love this one. I love that shadow. It seems kind of...hmmm, how shall I say it...dark and mysterious for you. I think of you as a sunbeam!

Love you,
ERin