Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Perch and the crazy month of February!


The Perch, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2021

What a weird few weeks I have just lived through!!! Had COVID (mild case, all good), came home to broken water heater (wood floors ruined), endured the Texas Snowpocolypse (78 hours without power and survived!) I happy to be back and thinking about art again! :)

So, let me tell you about this painting from St. Simons Island in November... These Wood Storks showed up at my workshop, and I KNEW I had to go back and paint them!!! I just loved their long, pointed beaks and ancient looking bodies! They are known for building nests in trees hanging over or next to water (like a marsh). They also seem to find large dead branches for perching on and keeping watch over their surroundings. I don't think they miss much!

Upcoming workshops:
St. Simons Island, GA - April 8-10
Austin, TX - May 14-15 (full w/wait list)


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Yikes! So glad you are feeling better after covid. Sorry about your floors. I have a son living in College Station and luckily the he never lost power. Love the painting. Take care.

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Gracious Laurel, you're Texas Tough. I'm grateful that you're healthy and that you weathered that crazy storm. Great to see your lovely work again, miss you all in Texas.

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A. Decker said...

Lovely painting. I envy the privilege of seeing, let alone painting such great birds.