Luminescent Field, 9 x 12, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2012, SOLD
Painting and lunch - isn't that a delightful combo? Last Friday, I painted and lunched with my friend Enid Wood who lives in Bastrop. Her neighborhood has lots of natural spaces and ponds (which thankfully survived the wildfires last fall). As I drove out there I was mesmerized by fields of yellow wildflowers that simply radiated. When I noticed some growing right where we were painting, I knew exactly what my day was going to be about... :) Later, I did a little research and these luminescent flowers are called Helenium, or Bitterweed in the common vernacular.