Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trail Through the Canyon


Trail Through the Canyon, 6 x 8

I painted this over the weekend from a photo I'd taken while out with Laurel last week.  There are a number of places I could visit every day because they're so full of painting opportunities. Lost Creek is one of them.  

And as far as painting a single area multiple times goes, one of my favorite area artists, V....Vaughan, did just that with her "Last Year on the Farm" series.  You really should see the body of work.  Her family sold their farm near Austin in 2007, and anticipating the move from a place she loved so dearly, she committed to a painting a day (and sometimes more) of the land-- a labor of love.  Check it out if you have the time (click here to go to her blog).

-julie davis

3 comments:

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Julie - You are so fast with these paintings and postings; I can't keep up with you. It's always a pleasure to visit your landscapes, each have a very spontaneous feeling to them...especially this one.

Thank you so much for the blog award (a few postings back), you are so very talented and it makes me feel special to receive it from you. I need to get through these last few days of school and then I can dedicate the majority of my summer to painting each and every single day...a huge treat for me! I will post and add it to my blog, but just need to get school out of the way for now. Thanks so much and take care.

Trish Siegel said...

Really like the shadows on this trail and the bit of orange in the foreground. I'm with Angela, I can't keep up with you! I'm impressed with your ability to keep it going during this very busy time. You are an inspiration! And your work is beautiful as always!

John Weisinger said...

Morning Julie,
There are those wonderful limestone bluffs in the background! I love them. When I see them I want to hike over to the stream that must flow below them and put my feet in the cool water.

Have a great day. We are gardening and working outside.

J.