Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ocean Walk

Ocean Walk, L. Daniel, 8 x 6, oil on panel, SOLD

We just got back from St. Simons Island, Georgia, where we spent Thanksgiving with family. It was great to walk the beach at a different time of year. I didn't have a chance to paint this week - "Ocean Walk" is left over from my trip in April (kept as reference for larger piece). No matter the season, I always love seeing that patch of blue and feeling the sea breeze as I trudge oceanward through the dunes.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autumn Symphony

Autumn Symphony, L. Daniel, 8 x 16, oil on panel - SOLD

A recent day on Lake Austin... a reminder to give thanks for all things.
H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G   T O   A L L !

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turning Leaves

Turning Leaves, L. Daniel, 8 x 6, oil on panel, SOLD

Fall color comes a little late to Austin, and it usually has a pretty short window before peaking and flaming out. It's best to keep painting gear in the trunk and be ever "at the ready" for the perfect confluence of color and light. Well, that happened last week and you can bet I was out there trying to capture the magic! Watching the leaves turn multiple shades of red, orange and yellow is a spectacular show that never gets old. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dry Creek Bed

Dry Creek Bed, L. Daniel, 12 x 9

Normally, Bull Creek is full of water that flows back to some limestone ledges and a small waterfall. After a summer of no rain, it's temporarily dry. Walking up the creek on dry land is an odd feeling but the limestone bed is beautiful and smooth from the water flow. This is always one of my favorite places to paint in the fall, and I really hope the water is back next year.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

October Morning and Banner Project

October Morning, L. Daniel, 6 x 8, SOLD

I am a little behind in posting, but this is a little plein air piece I did a few weeks ago when it was still October (is time flying by or is it just me?) At that point, our fall color was just emerging and now it's at full peak. It's not like New England, mind you, but it's pretty beautiful. 

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In other news...

"Happy Trails Art Banner Project"

Banners featuring 55 juried artists' work are currently 
hanging in historic, downtown Georgetown, Texas.
I am pleased to have the painting below included the project.
Of course I had to visit the display and get a photo of my banner!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stormy Sunday

Stormy Sunday, L. Daniel, 12 x 12

...otherwise known as "the day it finally rained"! This weekend was Plein Air Austin's year-end barbecue at Westlake Beach, a old and favorite Austin haunt. We gathered in the afternoon to paint first (because that's what we do) and families joined us later. Well, don't you know, about an hour in, the sky darkened like someone had turned off the lights... and yes... rain happened. We all ducked under pavilions to wait it out and then went back and finished our paintings. It didn't last long, but it was a thrill. (I mean that - an absolute thrill - we are literally praying for the wet stuff.) 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pomegranate Cluster

Pomegranate Cluster, L. Daniel, 6 x 8, SOLD

Yes, I've had a bit of a pomegranate fascination in the past few weeks. 'Tis the season and all.. and these golden orbs are just so compelling. Once I painted them this way and that, I had to paint them bigger and on squares. I will post the squares and that should be the end of it... at least till next year. :)

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In other news, I am happy to be a featured artist on "Artist.Blog.Critique", a new blog written by Tony Moffitt. Tony takes a look at artists and their blogs, and gives his personal critique on what he sees. Thank you for the kind words, Tony!