I will be adding some originals as well as new prints to my etsy shop next week! If you’re interested stop by next Wednesday to see the new work. Here are a few of the pieces that I will be adding.
Wednesday, May 21st @ 7pm Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. I pretty regularly scrap or start over a painting. The piece below had a lot of work into it (and alot of paint and layers), but it wasn’t working. I think this is the third layer of painting on this canvas, fingers crossed this time it’s a keeper! Below is mid white-out and ready to begin again.
I (finally!) updated my website. This has been on my to do for forever. Take a look, if you’re interested!
My name is Lisa and I have an art book addiction. There are worse addictions to have, right? At least that is what I keep telling myself. So I thought I’d share a few of my recent favorites.
Contemporary Art Spaces is like driving around at night so you can see inside houses, but with art studios. I can’t tell you how much I love this book. Also, Painted On 21st Street, work by Helen Frankenthaler, is really lovely.
I’m definitely feeling the rush spring air brings. After a sketchy week of a husband out of the country and a house full of sickies, the blue skies are very welcome. Have a wonderful weekend!
1. blue skies for days 2. a conrner of a new painting 3. did i mention the blue skies?
I just got a new set of little prints back from Artifact Uprising and I’m so thrilled with them I had to share! I’ve never printed the floodline pieces before and they turned out really well. I think I will have to start offering a set of them in the shop. For now, one will be tucked in with all orders.
I usually am working on several paintings at once, moving between them. Those paintings are typically part of a series and often tend towards the same color pallette. I am really loving green right now, as you can see.
Well today was a rather epic mail day. The book ‘Creative Block’ by Danielle Krysa arrived. The concept is a brilliant one and it is just so beautifully executed. ‘Creative Block’ is “a contemporary art book filled not only with inspiring images, but also inspiring words, advice, and tips to help amateurs and professionals alike, find their way through those days when the ideas just won’t come.” I am so honored to be included in it and can’t wait to sit down with a big glass of wine and read through.
Really looking forward to watching this movie tonight. It reminds me a bit of one of my all time favorites Herb and Dorothy.
I recently finished the painting below. The original is available at Good Eye Gallery and prints will be in my etsy shop soon!
Snow in Portland is fairly rare and fleeting, but last week we got the real thing. The kids got 3 days off of school (5day weekend) and we got our fill of sledding, urban skiing and snow ball fights. Now back to work and on to Spring!
Expose Yourself to Art | Mike Ryerson 1979
Because it’s Monday and it made me laugh.
Heather Hansen’s work “Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing.” Her work seeks to ‘download movement’ directly to paper. Both the finished piece and the process is beautiful.
some new floodlines that have come about over the last few months, to be available very soon!
1. started reading 5 books simultaneously (I do not recommend), so far I have finished 0
2. cleaned my studio (I can see the floor!)
3. had farewell drinks with a dear friend
4. played this game with friends (cried I laughed so hard and not just due to all the sidecars I had consumed)
5. went for a new years hike here
6. started daydreaming/planning for our summer vacation
7. made a mile long to do list…
8. plotted all the paintings I want to do NOW. (see no. 7)
It snowed here last night (enough of a rarity here that it is always exciting). So I decided to finally finish and share some skater paintings I’ve been working on for forever. I just love the stark minimalist quality of winter and decided to also invert several of the pieces, so both will be available. I hope to have them available next week. Happy Friday and stay warm!
I am part of an event curated by Melinda Fay of Good Eye Gallery. It takes place Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Deasy / Penner Partners Pasadena office – located at 200 South Los Robles Avenue. If you’re in the area go check it out!