Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beach Demo - Georgia Workshop

Beach Demo, 6 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2104

I am finally catching my breath after last weekend's non-stop activity! In conjunction with my show on St. Simons Island, I taught a 3-day plein air workshop to a wonderful group of students. We had a great time painting from marsh side to seaside (notice a theme here?) and below is my demo from our day at the beach. 

Many thanks to the Anderson Gallery for hosting the workshop, and to my hard-working students who painted up a storm on the Georgia coast! So much fun!!

the scene...

getting started with a line sketch for placement...

line and mass block in to establish values...

massing in the darks...

massing in the lights...

final piece with highlights and lowlights…
including a couple of beach lovers for scale! :)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cottage Corner - Anderson Gallery show wrap up!

Cottage Corner, 16 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

When I set about to paint my "marsh to beach" series, I knew this beach house corner would be included. It radiates a timelessness and history that take me back to my first visits to St. Simons Island 35 years ago. The golden isles have had a piece of my heart ever since. 

Below are some pictures of the Anderson Gallery on opening night. I wish you all could have been there, it was a wonderful evening. You can see the full body work on my website by clicking HERE.



Quick pictures Mary Anderson in the gallery before the opening. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beachside Solarium - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Beachside Solarium, 16 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

I know I have sounded like a broken record about this upcoming solo show, but I am excited about it! Thank you for letting me share my paintings these last few weeks, and thank you for all your words of encouragement. 

The opening is tomorrow night and here are details:

Marshside to Seaside
Anderson Fine Art Gallery
St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 25-May 24
Reception May 25, 6-8pm

View the entire body of work on my website, HERE.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Twilight - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Twilight, 18 x18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

This is one of my favorites from my "Marsh to Seaside" exhibit. Maybe it's because I love the view. It's one that I see every day when I am visiting the Georgia coast, so it feels like home. The warm twilight colors just add to the magic. 

"Marshside to Seaside" opens THIS Friday at the Anderson Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA. Click HERE to see the entire show. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Suspended - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Suspended, 24 x 30, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

Clouds over the marsh... Suspended in the atmosphere… Glorious... 

This piece will be in my upcoming show:
Marshside to Seaside
Anderson Fine Art Gallery
St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 25 - May 24
Reception April 25, 6-8pm

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tide Lines - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Tide Lines, 18 x 36, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

Following the tide lines along the beach always turns up interesting ocean treasures. Deposits of sea shells, marsh rack, and horseshoe crabs mark the ever-moving water levels as the tide comes in and out. The beach is in a constant state of flux, and I never get tired of it. 

To see all the work in my upcoming show, "Marshside to Seaside", click here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Red Sky at NIght - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Red Sky at Night, 24 x 24, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

The title of this painting comes from the old saying, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky at morning, sailor's warning; ." It seems to be true. In my experience, a red sky at night usually portends that a fabulous day will follow. Plus, what is not to love about a red sunset?? :)

Headed to my solo show… 
"Marshside to Seaside"
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA 
 April 25 - May 24 | Reception April 25, 6-8 pm

Click HERE to view entire show on my website. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Seafaring Vessels - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Seafaring Vessels, 24 x 24, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014

Well-loved boats, old docks and colorful reflections get me every time. I discovered this spot on Jekyll Island (on the Georgia coast) several years ago and have gone back to paint it from different angles several times. "Seafaring Vessels" was directly inspired by those delightful plein air moments. 

This piece will be on display in my solo show "Marshside to Seaside" at the Anderson Gallery on St. Simons Island, April 24 -May 25. Click HERE to see the entire show on my website. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dune Walk - Anderson Gallery Exhibit

Dune Walk, 18 x 24, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

There is nothing like a beach day… skip-hopping through the hot sand... the cool relief of the ocean breeze… the smell of suntan lotion… sandwiches on damp towels… castle building... hunting for sand dollars. The beach has a lure and excitement all its own and it hits me full on, every time I climb up over that last dune. 

This piece is headed to the Anderson Gallery for my solo show "Marshside to Seaside", April 24 - May 25, St. Simons Island, Georgia. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

An Award and a Red Dot!

Beach Shadows, 9x12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014
Award of Merit Winner!
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014
Available at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas

If you follow this blog, you will remember that I had a busy weekend with two juried shows in two different cities this weekend. Luckily, both were in Texas (and within driving distance) and I was able to make the awards ceremonies of both….

And so glad I did! It was reward enough to be included in these shows and to see dear friends... but to win an award AND sell a piece at the Plein Air Southwest show was both affirming and validating! I am one happy painter! Thank you for letting me share, and thank you for your many kind words of encouragement!

Jill Carver, the juror for this year's Plein Air Southwest Salon, shared some personal insights before presenting the awards. She is a true master and her thoughtful comments inspired us all!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Two Big Shows this Weekend!

Lush Lagoon, 18 x 18, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2014
Juried into Salon International 2014 
Available at the Greenhouse Gallery | April 5-25 | San Antonio
Reception Saturday, April 5, 5-8pm

I am so excited to be participating in two wonderful group shows this weekend. They are in two different cities so I am splitting my time to get a little piece of both. I'll be at the Greenhouse Gallery awards party in San Antonio on Friday night; and at the Southwest Gallery opening reception in Dallas on Saturday afternoon. It will be fun to connect with friends and collectors at both! If you are near either of these cities, please stop by!

Below: Juried into Plein Air Southwest Salon
Available at the Southwest Gallery | April 5-May 10 | Dallas
Reception Saturday, April 5, 2-6pm

Row of Zinnias, 9x12, oil on panel, L.Daniel © 2014 

Beach Shadows, 9x12, oil on panel, L.Daniel © 2014

Waterfront Lanai, 9x12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

Leaning In, 12x9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014