Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dockside Study

Dockside Study, 8 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

I hope this finds you well, and enjoying summer! I have been busy painting and playing, and otherwise distracted from blogging and technology. :) This is a piece from my Georgia trip that I never got around to posting before my little hiatus. I just finished a larger version of it for a show later this year, so I have been living in this scene for the last week or so. It's always interesting how I can be transported right back to a location, with it's ever shifting elements. In this case, it was the incoming tide and elusive light that kept me on my toes. It's always  something! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

River Marsh Study

River Marsh Study, 6 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

One of my last days in Georgia offered up a beautiful pink sky morning. I really look forward to the surprises of each new day in the low country, and am always delighted by the variety of color and mood and sound. And what is not to LOVE about a pink sky morning?  :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Village Boulevard

Village Boulevard, 12 x 16, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

This quaint divided boulevard is in the town of St. Mary's, Georgia. It's a peaceful place to visit and I loved how the morning sun lit up the front of this historical Catholic Church, "Our Lady Star of the Sea". Isn't that a great name? The chapel was built in 1840, originally as a bank. When the bank failed, the building was purchased, a bell tower was added, and parishioners met there until a formal church was built in 1957. The chapel is only used now for special services. It's quite a charming place. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sea Passage Study

Sea Passage, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2014

One thing that fascinates me about marshes is their connection to the sea. The tide pushes ocean water into the marshland, and then the rivers push it back out to the sea. Consequently, the marshland and the beaches are always interacting and in a state of flux. This view from the marsh's edge includes the ocean in the distance as the tide is coming in.