Monday, May 21, 2012

Evening Pause and snapshots from the island

Evening Pause, 36 x 18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2012
Available at the Anderson Gallery


This is another piece from my show that opened Friday night at the Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St. Simons Island, Georgia. It was a great party and a wonderful time with family and friends - both old and new! My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who came! Thank you. For those of you on the opposite coast and sprinkled in between, please visit my website to see the complete body of work that is on display. 


And now I am enjoying a quiet Monday morning after several weeks of whirlwind activity! It is much needed rest if I do say so myself. :) Here is a glimpse...


Unloading paintings for the show after the long drive from Texas to Georgia... My husband is a packing genius, an "engineer of spaces" we like to say. There were also golf clubs, suitcases, and beach accoutrement squeezed in here (and we could still see through the back window! Amazing.)

A delicious week of painting with buddies from hither and yon...

My fabulous workshop students and me... Here we are at the end of a long day of plein air painting and a mad dash to escape the rain! They are a great group of artists and we all had a blast! Thanks, guys!  

Mary Anderson and me... just before the opening reception
for my show at the Anderson Gallery on Friday night.
Thank you, Mary!

9 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Oh my... Looks like more evidence of excellent art from SSI. I know you ladies had fun. This painting proves you also produced beautiful paintings.

Kathy Cousart said...

What a beautifully inspiring collection of art from one of my all time favorite artists! Laurel you are just a natural leader, incredible teacher and wonderful friend. So glad to be a part of such an amazing trip of a lifetime. Loved every minute. Miss y'all- XOXO!

Linda Nickles said...

I was honored to attend your excellent workshop, and paint with you, Laurel. Your patience, encouragement, and high energy made for a very fun few days. What an amazing opportunity to paint in such beautiful private gardens! As an instructor, you are THE BEST!!! Enjoy the rest of your time at SSI!

Fay Terry said...

Evening Pause is such a gorgeous painting, Laurel. I have enjoyed reading about your show and all the other activities. Great work!

Kathy Collins said...

As a long-time admirer of your beautiful work, I would love to take a workshop with you. I await future info. Lovely work!

Nancy Colella said...

Thanks for sharing those images of all that you have been up to ! Looks like you've been having a great time! Congratulations. You clearly have your priorities straight! Wonderful painting too. Hope the opening was a blast!

Denise Rose said...

I hope the opening was great! So sad I couldn't be at the workshop but hope to make one in the future with you!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Your work astounds me. And your energy does too. Wonderful packing
job by your husband.

Sorry we missed one another in New York.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOBarbara

Karen F. Rose said...

What an amazing time painting with you on Saint Simon's Island and Sea Island, GA. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity, your art spirit and your sense of humor. You are an inspiration!