Contemporary landscape paintings -
Laurel Daniel, "Around the Bend," 36x60, oil on canvas

Laurel Daniel’s new body of work focuses on well-known surroundings … big skies, colorful Hill Country landscapes, and bountiful florals. Her latest exhibition, “Evidence of the Search – New Work by Laurel Daniel,” is on view through November 26, 2020 at Davis Gallery in Austin, Texas.

From the gallery: With practiced hand and a loaded brush, Daniel approaches each subject matter with great reverence. Her energetic, painterly mark-making reveals evidence of an ongoing search to capture the essence of our physical world.

Contemporary landscape paintings -
Laurel Daniel, “Heaven’s Kiss,” 30×30, oil on canvas

Throughout her twenty years as an oil painter, Daniel has often returned to nature’s familiar rhythms and forms for inspiration. She notes that they are steady constants in our ever-changing human experience. Vast heavens speak of a higher power. The return of spring awakens new life. The intricacy of design dispels chaos. Nature’s offerings give cause for hope, delivery from the unknown, and much needed respite in uncertain times. Daniel’s work reminds us to recognize these gifts and encourages us to keep searching.

Contemporary landscape paintings -
Laurel Daniel, “Wild Blue,” 30×40, oil on canvas
Contemporary landscape paintings -
Laurel Daniel, “Out Beyond the Shore,” 30×30, oil on canvas
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Laurel Daniel, “Ruby Sky,” 24×36, oil on canvas

This collection in “Evidence of the Search” includes both smaller plein air paintings finished on location, and larger pieces completed in the studio. For more details, please visit

Related > Laurel Daniel has helped people of all ages learn the secrets to getting “up and running” as a painter in record time. In her five-star, two-hour “Outdoor Painting Basics” video workshop, she explains how to choose the perfect outdoor subject for your painting that will capture your unique creative vision; how to set up your materials and mix your paints to get the perfect colors for your work; how to paint shadows, trees, the effects of light, rolling hills, clouds, and much more.


Laurel Daniel - oil painting for beginners plein air

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