Monday, June 20, 2011

6th & San Jacinto

6th and San Jacinto, L. Daniel, 12 x 16

A couple weeks ago, Plein Air Austin met downtown to paint our city streets in the quiet of the morning. As you can imagine, it wasn't deserted for long. Soon it was hopping with cars and people. This corner is smack in the middle of Austin's famous "6th Street" - at night, it completely transforms into a wild music and party scene. College kids love it.

Tomorrow I am headed to New York to paint in the Adirondacks for a few days and visit my sister. I look forward to painting in some of the same locations as the Hudson Valley River School Painters of the middle 19th century. It's beautiful country with an inspiring artistic history. So excited - it will also be a little cooler there... :)


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It'll be a lot cooler :D
I used to love to watch Austin City Limits and became acquainted with many cool bands through that show.
Bravo on you Laurel for this daring and lovely early morning painting.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

How fun to go do an urban landscape! It feels warm just looking at it! Yes, you'll enjoy upstate NY, and I can't wait to see what you paint there! Safe travels...

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I am always amazed at how you can take any scene and turn it into something so wonderful. I know this corner and it is not pretty, but in the hands of your paintbrush it is so cool! Have fun in NY.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

Oh my you'll be so close to Toronto in comparison to Austin. We have been having cooler weather than you, but it's warming up. This is a super painting. I can just imagine how the city comes to life as you are painting.


Anonymous said...

Cooler, but muggier! Don't know which is worse. Also, really rainy today here? Are you able to get out and paint?

Love you!
Erin :)

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

What a lovely moment in time. Austin is so special and you have captured it with magic!