Laurel Daniel. A wonderful artist who paints both plein air (outdoors) and in her studio. Cottage View is a plein air piece. This painting is full of charm and character. Laurel captured the cottage beautifully. I love the tinges of blue on the shutters, and what a magnificent tree growing over the house! Such a wonderful vibe from this painting and what a setting it is!
See more of Laurel’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Laurel, from her website:
With a degree in studio art and 19 years in the graphic design business, Laurel now paints full-time and teaches at The Contemporary Austin Art School. She is an avid plein air painter and says, “Plein air painting is a huge part of my process – it feeds, motivates, and is the source for studio work. It is an excuse to be outside, experiencing nature firsthand. The whole process is irresistible to me.”ARTIST STATEMENT:My lifelong love for nature inspires me to contemplate the landscape. As a plein air painter, I begin outside, working quickly to discern the shifting patterns of shadows and light. Back in studio, I try to paint with the same closely-observed spontaneity. Capturing a moment in time is an impossible task, but for me, an endlessly compelling one.
Read more about Laurel HERE – Catch you back here tomorrow!