Friday, November 12, 2010

Sundown on the Lake

Sundown on the Lake, L. Daniel, 9 x 12


November skies in Austin are so incredible... last night Plein Air Austin met to paint the sunset over Lake Travis. This has become an annual event for us and last night was no disappointment. The sky was extra dramatic because of a large cloud coverage. In the last 20 minutes before the sun disappeared the sky changed about 5 times, and each new color was more stunning than the last. It was like watching fireworks, audible "oohs" and "ahs" rang out as we painted fast and furiously!

7 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Aren't we lucky to see such beauty!!

Antonio Barrera said...

Impressive colour and light, so beautiful!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Laurel, this is just gorgeous. My favorite part? The reflective surface of the water!

Nancy Colella said...

I'd love to meet that group that you paint with. Sounds like you all have a grand old time! Gorgeous painting!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Stunning!! I just want to be there! Sunsets lately have been "incroyable."

Barbara M. said...

This is so beautiful Laurel,

I love the pink light. Sometimes I wonder if we get the same light on the same day, at totally different times. Looking at your work makes me feel connected to the world in a wonderful way.

XOXOXOXOXOXOBarbara

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I love watching this from my large bedroom window - very rapid changes as the sun sets, and gorgeous color in Austin. You should see it in west Texas!! More orange and red due to dust in the air - and no trees to obscure the view. It's enchanting.