Thursday, October 30, 2014

Luminous Sky Study 2

Luminous Sky Study 2, oil on panel, 6 x 8, L. Daniel © 2014

This is another angle on that same incredible sky I posted yesterday. Sometimes one painting just isn't enough to get an image out of my system. In fact, I have also painted it in a much larger format for an exhibit later in the year. I will hold off posting the big one until the opening, so please stay tuned! 

I can't believe it's already the end of October… Happy Halloween, everyone! 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Luminous Sky Study

Luminous Sky Study, 6 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

This was one of those awe-inspiring skies that needed to be seen up close and unobstructed. Can you believe my sweet husband actually drove me out to the edge of the marsh, and let me jump out about 10 times to photograph it? It's true! Thankfully I was able to capture the moment with my trusty iPhone till I could get home and paint it. :)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dockside Currents - American Women Artists Museum Show

Dockside Currents, 18 x 36, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

Every other year, the American Women Artists group organizes a museum show for its Master and Signature members. This year, the Booth Museum is hosting us and more than 70 beautiful works of art will be on display. I am honored to be part of it and look forward to being at the opening on Thursday of this week. I hope you will stop by if you are in the area.

American Women Artists - Master/Signature Museum Show 
"Prevailing Winds"
Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA
October 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Reception on October 23, 4-8 pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014

High Clouds

High Clouds, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

Clouds above Lake Austin… always compelling! These were moving fast, so after blocking the shapes in, I was mostly painting from memory. (It was very hard to keep from changing them over and over.) Thankfully, new cloud formations kept rolling in and I was able to figure out how to handle the light and shadows from those. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

Can you believe this exotic plant grows in Texas? Yes, it does. On a recent painting trip to our local botanical garden in Austin, I came across large Butterfly Ginger plants that were in full bloom. The flowers are hearty, but they are also delicate and fringy; and lots of fun to paint. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rolling Meadow - Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event

Rolling Meadow, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

Rolling Meadow is my last painting from the Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event. This meadow caught my eye every time I drove by, and on the last morning I finally stopped to capture the early slanted light. I was delighted when the owners of the property drove by and gave me their enthusiastic "thumbs up"... Made my day! :) 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Garden Path - Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event

Garden Path, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

The first morning of the KOPE painting event began with overcast skies. I chose to paint at a garden shop, and was delighted by the intensity of the garden's color in muted light. Intermittent appearances of the sun gave me the best of both worlds… color AND shadows!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Miss Kitty's Shop - Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event

Miss Kitty's Shop, 12 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

I came across this quaint spot during the Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event last weekend. Miss Kitty's shop and saloon is no longer serving the public, but it sure hearkens back to another era on the Old Ingram Loop. While painting in the late afternoon light, I got to met several shop owners as they shut down for the day. Carrie, from Blue Moon Antiques, came out and took this picture of me in action. Thank you, Carrie!!

Me at the corner of Old Ingram Loop and Kitty Street in Ingram, Texas.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Pasture - 3rd Place Winner at Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event!

Fall Pasture, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014
3rd Place Winner!!
Available at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Kerrville, TX

This past weekend, over 40 artists convened to paint for three days in the Texas hill country at the Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event (KOPE). We had perfect weather, worked hard, and then presented our work at a wet painting show on Saturday night. AND… I won the third place ribbon! Woo Hoo! Julie Davis took first place and Jimmy Longacre took second place. It's an honor to be in the winner's circle with these two dear friends and fabulous painters! Many thanks to the organizers and sponsors of this event; we all had a great time!

 Me, beaming with my ribbon!

Julie, Me, and Jimmy

Me with show judge Phil Bob Borman,
an incredible painter of skies and atmosphere.