Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunset on Lake Travis

Sunset on Lake Travis, 6 x 8

It feels like a month since I've posted--I had to put my blog on hold for a while leading up to the holidays. I think I'd have been more prolific, but various viruses combined to knock me down twice in the last two weeks, plus Christmas and family--and there was no time at all to paint.

I did paint today--and wiped it down each time--four times altogether! That's to be expected, I think, after so much time off. The painting above is one I just gave my niece. I hadn't published it yet, though I did post the two studies from our Plein Air Austin sunset paint out that inspired it. My sweet 4th-grade niece (who loves to paint) admired it this week, and I couldn't resist giving it to her. And as the year winds down, it seemed a sunset painting was appropriate to post.

I'll do my best to post this week. I'm closing in on 200 paintings again this year and would love to hit that mark. Enjoy the remainder of the holidays--and a happy new year to you all!

-julie davis


Kathy Cousart said...

This is wonderful- love the composition and the colors are beautiful. The yellows and soft oranges are lovely. Your niece is lucky to have you to teach her and gift her with this also!
Wow- on almost 200 paintings:)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Julie I'm so glad you're recovering - I had a boomerang virus - I thought I was all better then... WHAM! So be patient with yourself. This is a lovely painting, your niece has good taste! And health to you in the new year!!!

julie davis said...

Thank you, Kelley. And I'd been thinking it had been so long since I'd been "in bed" sick--sucker! It got me. So happy to be feeling better and being productive again.

Anonymous said...

Julie....what a lovely and peaceful peace. Glad you are feeling better. happy new year from the other daily painter Julie.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Lovely sunset painting - what a sweet gift. Hope you are feeling better and congrats on the 200 mark!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

You are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration all year round. 200 paintings. Wow!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.