Monday, September 16, 2013

Morning Blessing and Capitol Glow - upcoming show!

Morning Blessing, 24 x 24, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2013 - SOLD

Capitol Glow, 18 x 18, oil on canvas © 2013

These two paintings will be in my upcoming show...
Landscapes: Interior-Exterior 
Opening October 5, 2013 at the Davis Gallery in Austin, Texas.

The show will include landscapes of nature (my usual) AND landscapes of daily life (I've branched out to include interiors, exteriors and cityscapes). Painting for this exhibit has been a stimulating time of artistic stretching and personal discovery for me. I have been pretty much hibernating for these last few weeks and months to get the work done. Sometimes shutting down all distractions is mandatory. :)

After much thought about how to share these paintings with you, I have decided to reveal two images at a time - each from a different category. I had fun pairing them up and hope you will enjoy seeing their commonalities and differences. Please stay tuned!


Niharika Garg said...

Dear Laurel,
I love making clouds too..can I ask for some tips here..
When I add the yellow, the bluish tone gets greener and dirty..what do you do, to make that yellowish grey color?

Laurel Daniel said...

Hi Niharika -

Thanks so much for your comment! What you are trying to do is to neutralize that cloud shadow so it reads as shadow but doesn't go too green. When neutralizing, think about adding the complement color - if it's leaning green, add a red. I have three red options on my palette: cad red, alizarin and burnt sienna. Often, it's the more muted burnt sienna that works best. Experiment with it. I hope that helps!


Stephanie Berry said...

Love the big sky. I wonder how you manage to paint outside in the TX heat. I was there the end of July and it felt like an oven.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you Stephanie! And oh yes, it IS an oven here. We start early in the morning, work quickly and smaller, and jump in any water nearby. That said, these two paintings were done in the studio. :)

Barbara Muir said...

You are a wonder! Love these. Good luck in the show and congratulations.


Randall Cogburn said...

Nice ones Laurel really like those clouds. Sure miss visiting Austin, love it up there.