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 two mannequin children! The one on the right is part of a project for Studio Montclair, our local art group. This project is a portrait lottery, you put your name in the hat and then you get someone who you get
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 subject matter, but it's painted in a bit of a different style than my usual. The lines outlining everything gives it a bit of a cartoonish feel that I enjoy. I think the hand in the bottom right corner gives it
This is a new painting in my "Sylvia" series, which is on my other website, www.lauriesartwork.com. I think it's funny. I have to admit, the TV show is one of my guilty pleasures. I hate it and like it at the same time. The whole idea of finding a life mate through this television show is crazy, but on the other hand, why not? The other thing that strikes me about this show is that all the women sort of look the same. They mostly all have long flowy hair and wear lots of make
I have found that I have some very productive times when I feel like I can get a bit of work done on my paintings almost every day, but there are other times, when it just doesn't happen. However, those times I usually try to be productive in other ways. I work on my websites, write this blog, or just think! Thinking is an underrated part of the creative process. I like to always know what I am doing next, to keep one step ahead of myself. Most of the time it works. Sometimes
I have a portrait in a show now, here is the postcard for it- This is the painting that is in the show. Marty 2. Marty, (Martin), is my husband. He wants me to paint three portraits of him, one for each of our sons. So far I've painted two.
I made several portrait in a box paintings, and I made a flyer to promote them to get commissions, but I only got a couple and they were for not in a box portraits. In fact, they were made not from my own photographs! One was of these two brothers. I had to use two photos to put them together. I had fun with the composition and the colors! It was for a surprise someone was having made for their parents. Portraits are great gifts to capture a time in a person's life, a remembr