Saturday, September 20, 2008

Visiting the Botanical Garden

Angel Trumpets, 12 x 12
On Thursday our Plein Air Austin group went to Zilker Gardens, a botanical garden in Austin that is full of beautiful specimen plants. Right now is a good time to see color and lots of blossoms. This plant was my favorite - the fancy name is Datura, but "Angel Trumpets" is much more descriptive. (PS - they are beautiful, but highly poisonous!)


Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

Very beautiful and inspiring painting.

Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist said...

I just really love the paintings you have been doing. I am finally home after yet another hurricane.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

I grew these dangerous beauties in
my garden one year. The next year
I got a dog, and was terrified the puppy might chew on any part of the plant -- the spiky seed pods are
apparently the most dangerous part.

Your painting takes these gorgeous
flowers to a whole new level. I love
the orange background.


Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

You are my "paint" hero, I am hoping to absorb some good vibes from you by osmosis as you seem to embody the paint style I have been trying to develop.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you all for your comments - it's so fun to hear from other people "out there"... and Carol, What an honor. Thank you for coming over for some vibes. Please leave some of yours for me; we can learn from each other!

Theresa Rankin said...

Just found your blog....through Barbara Muir. This just spoke to me....absolutely beautiful! Brushwork is impressive!

Jala Pfaff said...

This is one of my favorite paintings ever.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. We have these things in our yard, too, but our dogs and cats never have been interested, fortunately.