Friday, September 22, 2017

Circle of Lilies - Cancer Vaccine Fund Raiser

Circle of Lilies, 12x12, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, L.Daniel©2017
AVAILABLE in an auction this weekend... and you can be a part!

I am honored to join 70+ artists who created original artwork for the "Mandalas for Kristin" fundraiser at the Davis Gallery in Austin. Every dollar raised will go to the Peabody Fund: The Cancer Vaccine Project. Click HERE to learn more about this ground breaking cancer trial, and Kristin Peabody, the brave, young woman who inspired it. It's an amazing and compelling story. Circle of Lilies... painted with much love and many prayers.

"Mandalas for Kristin" Silent Auction
September 23, 2017, 6:30-9pm
Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

Provide name, email, phone number and your highest bid.
Minimum bid: $250 (market value $800).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shore Birds - Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser for Rockport Center for the Arts

Shore Birds, 8 x 6, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

You will be redirected to fundraiser check out page at Plein Air Austin.
Painting to be shipped at end of fundraiser, by October 15.


On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey came ashore over the coastal town of Rockport. This thriving art community suffered a great loss when their Rockport Center for the Arts was devastated by high winds and rain. In response, Plein Air Austin reached out to Texas artists who have generously donated unframed artwork to raise $10,000 to help our neighbors rebuild. Each painting is $100 and 100% of your purchase will go directly to the center. Purchasers will receive a tax deductible receipt.

View all donated paintings HERE... take home some treasures as you lend a hand!

But friends, a picture is worth thousand words...
 The Rockport Center for the Arts BEFORE Hurricane Harvey...
 ... and AFTER...
Please join us as we help our friends on the coast...
And many thanks to Robin Cheers for her incredible organization of this event!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Marsh Dock and the calm before the storm...

Marsh Dock, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

On Labor Day, I grabbed an opportunity to get out and paint on St. Simons Island. It was my last day before heading back to Texas after a wonderful family visit; and this peaceful marsh scene was calling my name. The color of the grasses and drifting clouds and the screeching birds were simply enticing! When a neighbor came by and asked for my card, I didn't think much of it (I give out a lot of cards). But she called me later that day and bought it! This doesn't happen very often and I was delighted! Thank you, TP!

Now, Hurricane Irma is projected to barrel right into this beautiful spot. My painting time was truly the calm before the storm. Everyone is scurrying to prepare, and many will evacuate. Hearts are anything but peaceful. This is a dangerous hurricane season... please add St. Simons Island and the Georgia coast (along with all those in Irma's path) to your prayers!