Sunday, August 7, 2016

Wild Sunflowers

Wild Sunflowers, 16 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2016

These Sunflowers are abundant in Texas at this time of year. They seem to thrive on the heat and searing light, and pop up spontaneously in the wild. I love them BECAUSE of their resilience, and also for their wispy and whimsical beauty.

Painters, please join me at my Austin workshops this fall...
Still Life: Color and Form - September 16-17, 2016, 9am-4pm.
En Plein Air: Shape and Movement - November 4-5, 2016, 9am-4pm. 

Registration begins at The Contemporary Austin School of Art on August 9 for Members (by phone 512-323-6380) and August 11 for Public (by phone and online). For catalog and more info: Click HERE.


Marilyn Flanegan said...

What is not to love here Laurel?! We're truly blessed with all the wildflowers - seemingly delicate but resilient to the Texas heat. Beautiful painting Laurel.

Helen Moreda said...

Graceful and free. Very nice painting, capturing the essence of the sunflowers.

Lisa Daria said...

Resilience is an important quality for a flower this time of year - we could use some more resilience in our gardens in New England right about now.

But I digress - I'm impressed by your color combination and your atmospheric perspective, not to mention that bold stroke of solid green in the bottom right corner - so unexpected and so perfect.
Best, Lisa Daria

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, Marilyn, Helen and Lisa! :)