Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Palm Tree Study

Palm Tree Study

What a great was the start of Laurel Daniel's plein air class. It got me back outside, and the weather was phenomenal. Laurel had us follow along as she did a demo, and line and mass block-in on a simple subject was the assignment. This group of palm trees was on the grounds of Austin Museum of Art's Laguna Gloria campus (where our classes take place).

-julie davis


Ann Rogers said...

Great study, Julie! I'm jealous that you have the opportunity to continue working with Laurel. I just finished a 3 day workshop here in Dallas with Qiang Huang, another PPA artist, and he conducts an incredible class..really has me fired up for more workshops. Looking forward to more plein air posts from you now that the Texas weather is 'behaving"!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely study, Julie! The main problem I have is not seeing the mass of a palm tree, but falling into illustration mode.You are very good at putting down the essence of a tree!

leslie said...

i am so jealous! i wish i could take classes like this, you are so lucky. good for you to challenge yourself and your work is just gorgeous!! i enjoy seeing it, makes my day!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

This is beautiful. How exciting to be able to see palm trees. I absolutely love palm trees, and yours are so lush compared to the tall topknot ones I'm used to in California where half of my family lives.