Sunday, October 11, 2009

Johnson's Backyard Garden

Johnson's Backyard Garden, 9 x 12

This month one of our brilliant Plein Air Austin members, Kate Merriman, came up with the idea of painting local farms. She researched and connected with a number of small, organic farmers who were most happy to have us come visit. (Thank you, Kate!) Unfortunately, on the day we scheduled this farm, it rained. Not to be deterred, two of us actually stayed and painted from our cars. Mind you, I have a tailgate to seek shelter under, but my unwavering (equally crazy?) friend, Stephen Parker, literally used his steering wheel as an easel! Always an adventure!


Double "D" said...

Laurel, this is absolutely beautiful.
Every time you post a new piece it's
energizing and an inspiration for me.

Stephen Parker said...

This turned out beautifully. I'm glad you decided to keep the bare tree at the tip of the tree line. I knew you would make it work.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Ooooh, I love farm landscapes. This one is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Pam Holnback said...

Great composition. My eyes go right down the plowed rows. Beautiful use of complements.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Man, this one made me actually GASP. I feel like I'm swept into the painting! You are a master of composition, Laurel. (And I SO look forward to meeting you in Jan. at the Austin meetup of the Carol Marine Santa Fe workshop girls!)

Marian Fortunati said...

Fabulous!! And what a story!! My hat is off to you both!!!

PS... I recently viewed a hilarious video of Tony Pro and Jeremy Lipking on a paint adventured filled with rain and lightning... If you're on Facebook, you could probably find it.
I'm afraid those two didn't fair as well as you did!!

GREAT work!

Anonymous said...

This is stellar!

Jean Victory said...

I just love the colors in this piece. Stunning...well done!

Lisa McShane said...

I especially love this one.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

This is just gorgeous. The light is amazing.

Take care,