Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sometimes they look different...

Morning Light Peeks Through, 30 x 40

Study for Morning Light, 12 x 16 (originally posted July 17)
This is another large studio painting next to it's original study. In this case, the large piece took a different direction as I painted it (sometimes these things have a life of their own). Although it started out pretty much the same, the smaller trees on the water's edge kept fighting for dominance. Removing them was like ending a war on the canvas. It must have something to do with the overall size... anyway, peace was won and that's what counts!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,
Both paintings are lovely -- an intense quite mood. Super.


Barbara Muir said...

Gee Laurel,
I shouldn't write my comments so
late at night. Make that an intense,
quiet mood!

You know I just love your work. You
are so skilled at mood, design and colour.


Joan Breckwoldt said...

This is beautiful and sooooo peaceful! It makes me calm just to look at this painting. It looks like Lake Travis?

Laurel Daniel said...

Thanks so much Barbara and Joan. This is actually Lake Austin... not too far from the dam between the two.

Jala Pfaff said...

I love both of them.