Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Luminescent Field

Luminescent Field, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2012, SOLD


Painting and lunch - isn't that a delightful combo? Last Friday, I painted and lunched with my friend Enid Wood who lives in Bastrop. Her neighborhood has lots of natural spaces and ponds (which thankfully survived the wildfires last fall). As I drove out there I was mesmerized by fields of yellow wildflowers that simply radiated. When I noticed some growing right where we were painting, I knew exactly what my day was going to be about... :) Later, I did a little research and these luminescent flowers are called Helenium, or Bitterweed in the common vernacular. 

5 comments:

A Painter's Journal said...

Lovely Laurel! I've wondered what those yellow flowers are too! And you caught their glow and buttery color.

Kathy Cousart said...

I can just feel the sunlight dancing across the tops of those gorgeous flowers. Love that tree! Have been working on trees and always love yours! I really admire all the variety in the greens too!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

The yellow flowers seem like the are alive with fairies. Beautiful!

Jimmy Longacre said...

After seeing your painting, I think the stuff should be called Sweetgrass. That would be in the jimmynacular. ;^)

Nice, simple arrangement. Good one, Laurel!

Reyes R. Vicent said...

Desde hace tiempo admiro estos paisajes, llenos de luminosidad y colorido que nos acercan a la Naturaleza.
Saludos y enhorabuena.