Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Granbury Barn

Granbury Barn, 9 x 12 in.

This is another preview piece from the Davis Gallery show. I used a plein air piece I did while on a Plein Air Austin trip to Granbury as reference, but took some liberty to add interest to the foreground and trees.

-julie davis

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still Waters

Still Waters, 12 x 9 in.

This is another piece that I've prepared for the show at Davis Gallery here in Austin. It's a scene from one of my favorite places: Watercolor, Florida. Some of the most peaceful, reflective times I've had while painting have been there. I also love the simplicity of the palette I used in this piece--the grayed tones appeal to me and really describe this particular day.

*please come by and see the show if you're in Austin--it runs April 2 through May 7, and the opening is April 9th from 7-9 p.m. Here's a link to Davis Gallery.

-julie davis

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Guardians

The Guardians, 16 x 20 in.

Here is another preview of the work in my upcoming show. This one was done from a small plein air study I did while in Hunt. The small farmhouse sits just off FM 1340, and I thought this particular angle makes it look as if these trees are watching over the property.

-julie davis

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Horse Country

Horse Country, 9 x 12 in.
Finally I'm back in the saddle, to use a pretty obvious pun here. :) Our kids have been on Spring Break, and are now all back in school. Though I'm in the middle of framing for the upcoming show, I'm at least able to post again, and will show you a preview of some of the pieces that will be in it.

This is the color version of a value study I posted a while back. These trailers sit quite often on the Camp Waldemar property in Hunt, though they seem to be arranged in a different order each time we pass. :)

-julie davis

Friday, March 11, 2011

Daybreak's Solitude

Daybreak's Solitude, 12 x 16in.

Here is a larger version of my last post. I changed the tree-line from the study to make it less uniform, and made some other alterations in color and composition. This one is in the Davis Gallery (no relation) show in April. Please stop by for the opening on April 9 from 7-9p.m. if you have the chance!

-julie davis

Monday, March 7, 2011

Inlet on the Lake

Inlet on the Lake, 6 x 8in

The spot we love in Florida has a beautiful lake (Western Lake) that has numerous inlets, piers, and bridges. I love painting there when we go. This is one view off the pier from which I paint most often. In the morning before the sun is fully up it's truly serene.

-julie davis

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Watercolor, FL- study

Watercolor, FL study, 6 x 8in.

I painted this study a few weeks ago. The Watercolor area in Florida is one of my favorite places to paint--there are compositions everywhere, and the morning light is gorgeous. It was an overcast day when I took the photo I worked from for this, so the idea here was relatively close values, lots of grays. I worked up a larger one in a vertical format last week. This particular study was a pretty hasty one, thus the simple masses and general roughness.

-julie davis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tree-lined Riverfront

Tree-lined Riverfront- study, 6 x 8

This is the view from our porch in Hunt. Endless trees line the riverfront--pecans, walnut, oaks--all kinds--literally line the frontage forever. It's a plain composition, and so much so that I hesitate to paint it--"never paint trees in a line" goes through my head. But it's what I see so often in my favorite spot--couldn't help it.

-julie davis