Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Clear Day - American Women Artists Exhibit

A Clear Day, 18 x 18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2013

I am pleased that "A Clear Day" will be presented in the annual American Women Artists that show opens this Friday night at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. This exhibit is always a wonderful showcase that celebrates women in the arts from all over the nation. Friday is also "art walk" night, when all the galleries and shops in town stay open late for fun and festive time. Please join us!

16th Annual National Show and Juried Competition
RS Hanna Gallery
208 South Llano Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
November 1-22

Opening Reception November 1, 6 to 9 pm

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leaning In and a new workshop for 2014

Leaning In, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013

These trees seemed to be leaning into the hillside almost as if on cue. It made me wonder what conditions caused them to grow like that. Prevailing winds? Whatever it was, the trees have great stability because of it. Nature is amazing.

I have just added a plein air workshop for next year on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. The dates are April 24-26, 2014. Register now with Mary Anderson at the Anderson Fine Art Gallery - 912-634-8414. I would love to see you there!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Row of Zinnias - finally, a plein air day!

Row of Zinnias, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013

Yesterday, I was thrilled to finally get outside for some plein air time after weeks in the studio. I met up with my buddies from Plein Air Austin at Boggy Creek Farm, a wonderful, urban market farm on the edge of town. These colorful zinnias caught my eye and I could go no further. We had a delightful time painting in between rain showers (which later became a much-needed downpour.) It was a good day and we all went home with organic veggies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ocean Walk and Sun-Drenched Corner

Ocean Walk, 36 x 24, L. Daniel © 2013

Sun-Drenched Corner, 24 x 18, L. Daniel © 2013 - SOLD

Dear Friends, Thank you for your support during the weeks leading up to my show. I have appreciated your kind emails and sweet words of encouragement. The reception on Saturday well worth the wait and anticipation... and so much fun! I have included a few photos of the gallery with the work installed and a few of the opening. I wish you all could have been there!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Smell the Roses and Twisting Turns

Smell the Roses, 18 x 24, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013

Twisting Turns, 18 x 24, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2013

From well-gardened corners to twisting marshland waterways, these familiar southern passageways speak to me of "home". Over the years, I have spent much time on the Georgia coast and it's imagery has become imbedded in my heart and mind's eye. I love to see it and I love to paint it even more. 

These pieces were in my show at the Davis Gallery, October 2013.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spring Meadow and Summer In The City

Spring Meadow, 18 x 18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2013 - SOLD

Summer in the City, 18 x 18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2013 - SOLD

These paintings each depict scenes that are so very, very Austin. "Spring Meadow" is a secluded "getaway" spot that is just outside the city limits but seems miles away. Meanwhile "Summer in the City" captures a favorite "night out" spot that is right in the heart of our fun downtown. It's nice to have both. :)

And you guessed it... both of these will be in my show that opens on Saturday! 
(Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, Austin, TX, reception 7 to 9 pm. Please come.)