Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fall at Western Lake

Fall at Western Lake
6 x 8 in., oil on panel

Happy new year! I apologize for my absence, but I took a much needed post-move break over the holidays. School began again today for the girls, so my attention turned back to my work. I entered doorway of my new studio this morning with total anticipation (and trepidation) about painting in a new space, on a new easel, and after what was for me, an extended amount of time "off the brush."

I painted this piece over Thanksgiving, in a favorite spot of mine--Watercolor, Florida. Fall there is so beautiful, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect for plein air painting. I began a larger version of this today, then ditched it for a small tree study when I realized what I really needed in my new environment was something familiar. Very soon, I'll post a larger version.

-julie davis


Denise Rose said...

Just beautiful! I thought I recognized those trees! Such a beautiful place I hope to return to this year also. And good to see you back! I hope you love your new space and I am sure you will paint some wonderful things there too!

Laurel Daniel said...

Yeee Ha! Studio christening is both terrifying and thrilling! And what great joy to be back at it! XOXO

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

The only space that matters is the one in your awesomely brilliant and creative head. I love this, and have loved every painting you've ever done. Happy New Year. Congratulations on your move, and can't wait to see all of your super work.