Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cottage View

Cottage View, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

I managed to get back to the Georgia coast for the grand finale of summer. I have had a couple of very full months, and it felt good to get back to the golden isles with my paintbrushes. This lovely view belongs to a woman who grew up not only on St. Simons Island, but on this very seafront property, which she recently inherited. It was a real treat to spend the day painting there, feeling the delicious sea breezes and listening to the constant sound of the surf. Many thanks, AB and RB, for your gracious hospitality!!!!

Fall workshops at The Contemporary Austin Art School are coming up! Please join me!
Still Life: Process and Studies, 9/29-30/2017 REGISTER HERE
Plein Air: Identifying Values, 10/20-21/2017 REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Antiques on the Corner

Antiques On The Corner, 10 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017
SOLD

Victorian Place Antiques in Brunswick, Georgia, sits at the intersection of Gloucester and MLK. I was drawn to this storefront by its charming angled entrance, and its architectural reminder of an era gone by. (I also loved the shady parkway that provided cool protection on a hot, steamy Georgia morning!) This building has been repurposed time and again for the various dreams of its ever changing owners. It is now full of beautiful antique treasures. If walls could speak, I am sure this place would tell many tales. 

Huge thanks to those of you who have checked in with concern about the flooding in Texas... I appreciate it so much! All is well with us, but please keep Houston and other flooded areas in your prayers! There has been much loss!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Farmyard

Farmyard, 6 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017
SOLD

This old barn is a remnant of an old ranch just outside of Austin. I love painting on this property because it's very close to home, but feels far away... kind of like taking a little vacation without having to travel. And, I always see something new, whether it is a new vista, or a new subject, or just a new angle on something. This is actually the place where I filmed my instructional video, "Outdoor Painting Basics" (only in the video, I am standing behind the barn painting the countryside, in the shade!) 

Here is a link to that video... available through Liliedahl Art Instruction Videos...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Summer Shadows (and fall workshops!)

Summer Shadows, 6 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017
Click to purchase $120 + $16 s/h

I am finally back stateside, after a delightful visit in Italy with my new granddaughter and her family! I had a wonderful time and it was so hard to leave. Sigh!

Now that I am back, it seems like summer is coming to an end, school is starting, and all the year round activities are starting back up. (This summer went by a little too fast!) For me, it has been more than satisfying to get my brushes wet again and to be outside painting. This simple tree gesture was all I needed to get my creative juices flowing!  

Fall workshops at The Contemporary Austin Art School are coming up! Please join me!
Still Life: Process and Studies, 9/29-30/2017 REGISTER HERE
Plein Air: Identifying Values, 10/20-21/2017 REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Plein Air Show and Fall Workshops in Austin!

Sailor's Delight, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

Plein Air Austin Show - Corridor of Arts Gallery
Chase Bank Building, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX
Through September 5, 2017

Plein Air Austin is having its annual show this summer, and I am pleased to have these four paintings on display with that exhibit. Please stop by and take a look if you are in downtown Austin! 

FALL WORKSHOPS: 
Registration is now open for my fall workshops at The Contemporary Austin Art School. Please follow the link below for more info and to register. I would love to see you!!!

Still Life: Process and Studies, 9/29-30/2017 REGISTER HERE
Plein Air: Identifying Values, 10/20-21/2017 REGISTER HERE


 Bright Spring Morning, 8 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

Rising Tidewaters, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

Hill Country Bell Tower, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ready for Harvest - Radiant Group Show

Ready for Harvest, 18 x 36, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2017
Available at the Davis Gallery Radiant Show

This is the last of my pieces represented in the Davis Gallery summer group show. In case you missed an earlier post, the show is "focused on radial compositions, luminescent surfaces, circular shapes, and all things Radiant..." 

As I worked on each painting, a local farm scene from my plein air workshop kept screaming to be painted. This angle, with it's one point perspective, added another whole level to the radial design concept. In addition to the circular form of the flowers, the radiating design of their petals, the luminescent quality of their color... the rows of plants themselves create a radiating pattern as they disappear into the distance. 

Radiant. I love this theme. The show is up through August 19 at the Davis Gallery in Austin, Texas. For purchase inquiries, please contact Kevin Ivester, kevin@davisgalleryaustin.com.