Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rio Vista Rapids

Rio Vista Rapids, L. Daniel, 12 x 16

Today our painting group met up on the San Marcos River, where the water is still flowing in spite of the drought we are having. It's a great place for tubing and kayaking and just staying cool in the heat. Lots of moms were there with their kids enjoying the glad freedom of summer.

AND, I got the funniest plein air comment yet...
While I was painting, a little girl named Amanda came over to watch. After awhile she announced, "I am going to be a painter when I grow up, too. I am going to practice and practice and when I get good enough to make a painting like this I am going to give it to you!" Then she thought about that for a minute and added, "that is, if you are still alive... But if you're not, don't worry, I will just put it on your grave." 

True story... And I took it as a compliment! :)


Pam Holnback said...

That is such a cute story! maybe we'll all put paintings around your grave!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

OMG, Laurel - how old does her little brain think you ARE? I want paintings all around MY grave, too. Better than flowers!

Kathy Cousart said...

Gorgeous painting- I am looking at all the beautiful values and temperatures that just read so lovely. Love the way you painted the water.
Funny and touching little junior artist story.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so much for sharing that story, freakin' hilarious! Beautiful painting too as always :D

FairieMoon said...

too funny!

love you,
erin :)

Julie Hill said...

Laurel, what an absolutely delightful experience you had with that little one. Thanks for sharing. lovely piece today!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautifully done.
When I was about 5 I asked my mama how old she was and she said, "29". I thought, wow, that's old!