Sunday, August 4, 2013

Windy Bay - Door County Plein Air Festival

Windy Bay, 12 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013

This is my final installment of paintings from the plein air festival in Wisconsin. On my last painting day, I went over to a state park on Lake Michigan and set up my easel overlooking Newport Bay. Very quickly, the wind picked up and I was almost blown away. It was such a beautiful view that it was worth enduring the opposition! :)

Below is my painting from the 2 hour quick paint on Saturday morning. For this event, all the festival artists met up in a four block circumference at 9 am, and painted for two hours (with a buzzer to start and end us). Then we quickly framed the paintings in the backs of our cars and brought them to the auction tent where they were immediately auctioned off. It is a CRAZY scene!

Lilies in the Sunlight, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013
Door County Quick Paint - SOLD

Me, painting in the Quick Paint.


Kathy Cousart said...

You rock and that is all there is to it!! Love seeing your paintings and just know what an amazing experience this event is for you. Gorgeous paintings!

Maria Bennett Hock said...

beautiful work as usual!!!

Opendoor Studio said...

Laurel ... what a delight to meet you and watch as your paintings came to life! Thank you for letting me peek over your shoulder!
Martha Layton Smith

Barbara Muir said...


Your work is so beautiful. It would have been a delight to be at the auction. Awesome.


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