Sunday, January 16, 2011

Morning Breaks

Morning Breaks (study), L. Daniel, 6 x 12, SOLD

This is the image I ended up painting again in the larger format. I have been on a wide and skinny jag and this angle seemed to suit that need perfectly! What I really love is how the church, though still prominent, blends into the countryside and meshes with the humbler buildings next to it. It establishes a certain connectedness between the earthly and the spiritual.


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15 comments:

graziano tessarolo said...

Beautiful! I like your paintings!
Ciao Graziano

Ann Rogers said...

Laurel, another stunning painting! Looking forward to see what you are doing for the upcoming show.

Marilyn said...

wow. The balance of tone, color and compostion is absolutely striking. pure joy, Laurel.

Denise Rose said...

This is just beautiful Laurel! I love the wide and skinny format and you do it so well!

David Westerfield said...

I really like this one Laurel. Great composition.

Justin Clayton said...

There are so many great things about this painting! I love it. Great job Laurel.

Joshua Kadtke said...

Always enjoy seeing your work. This study is great, a very meditative view. Look forward to seeing more.

Stephen Parker said...

Wow is right. Beautiful composition, amazingly rendered. Love the brighter warm light coming from down near the horizon. And the fineness of the spire and wires is fabulous.

fairiemoon said...

Okay, I love these church paintings so much, but one of the things I am fascinated with both in your work lately and as an idea I have for my own photography, is the recurrence of telephone lines. They fascinate me with the way they recede visually but go on and on endlessly all across the country. Their shape kind of fascinates me as well. I have a little ongoing side project of photographing scallops and I continually want to find just the right setting to photograph telephone lines for this project.

Anyway, love it!
Love you, Erin :)

Bev Boren said...

Just beautiful Laurel!

Susan Abbott said...

Love this, Laurel!

Karen Werner said...

I love this painting. It really does have a wonderful spiritual feel. There's MEANING in this painting. Bravo!

Mark Nesmith said...

Beautiful paintings. I love the directness of of your brushwork and the crisp, clean look of your colors. This painting in particular has a wonderful vantage point, and is perfect for the extra wide format. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Marian Fortunati said...

Really nicely done, Laurel!!

I like the format.

deb said...

Simplicity, depth, and warmth are what I base my favorites on, and yours are always perfect.