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December 23, 2018

and I've done four more Sylvia paintings. Also one commission piece. I did a family's grand kids, and it was interesting to me how it evolved without predetermination.I knew I did not want to use the background from the photo, but the colors, including metalic gold, an...

August 1, 2018

since I've posted, and I've done three new paintings! I'm not sure why I have this blog on my portrait website when it seems that all my concerns are about my Sylvia paintings. They can all be seen at my other website, www.lauriesartwork.com/sylvia.

These three are simi...

June 4, 2018

So I just finished this painting, "Sylvia and the Police Officer", and I realized while I was working on it that I had never painted a black person before. Now, some people, like my kids, would call that racist, but I think it's just obliviousness. I just had never tho...

June 3, 2018

I want to add something to my last post.

Before I decide a painting is finished is an important stage of a painting. I have to try to keep a critical eye on myself, because, as my family knows, patience is not my strong suit.

I'm at that stage now with a painting, and I...

June 2, 2018

I've been thinking that at least for me, a painting can be broken down to several parts. The first, and most important, is the idea, or as they said at my college, the concept. The idea can come in a flash, or it can take a lot of thinking time.

The next part is finding...

May 18, 2018

So I am working on a new Sylvia painting, this one is Sylvia with Wonder Woman. I really like the way it is shaping up. I make a painting in layers to build up the density, The figures have to have a solidity to them. At this point I would say that I am about 3/4 throu...

May 9, 2018

I recently realized that my favorite paintings of mine are the ones where the "meaning" is a bit vague. That is, I want the viewer to interpret the painting in their own way. I don't want there to be a fixed, certain meaning. That was it gives the work a little mystery...

April 15, 2018

Yesterday I finished this painting, a new one for my Sylvia series. The whole series can be seen at my other website, www.lauriesartwork.com.

I like this one because I am a Mom, and it's fun to see Sylvia come across child mannequins. Obviously, she cannot be a real mom...

March 28, 2018

I like having two paintings to work on at the same time, it pushes me to get at least one of them done! Plus I can move my focus back and forth and it keeps me interested in what's happening.

The one on the left is another Sylvia painting; she finds a store window with...

March 17, 2018

So here is another Sylvia painting done, and I know it seems very soon after the Bachelor painting, but the truth is, both paintings were sitting in my studio nearly done for weeks. I finally decided to get on with it and finish them.

I like this one, not just for the s...

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