Welcome to my Studio Blog

Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

More work on my Tulips

Finally got around to do some painting and on my Tulip composition. I added some color to the vase - a mix of prussian blue and tit white. I am very happy with that so far. It was long to do. I also outlined everything in a thin wash of paynes grey to give me some guidance right now. I always do a second outline at the very end aswell.

Then I began adding some more greens and hue variations to my tulip stems and leaves....mixing lots of color.....getting that tulip green is much harder than you think. I don't know but tring to get that simple light green hue is hard work..lol. I find tulip leaves the hardest to paint of all the flowers.

Well, I am off to work more on the leaves then add another coat of red to the flowers. I will do the modeling work on the vase at the end.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Tulip Time WIP

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend and a great St. Patrick's Day. We went to a small party and had a great time. Well, I Started working on my Tulip painting today

Drawing on canvas with some outline in some ink:

Blocked in the background with two coats: Cad yellow, red, and some white

Blocked in more color for leaves and flowers. Will begin some work on the vase then begin adding more colors, lights and darks all over. I feel this painting is moving along quickly and smoothly!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I Had some fun with my Wacom Tablet and Adobe Photo Shop

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tulip Sketch

Hi Everyone, was busy today preparing for my next painting. I decided to do another floral for my funky floral series. This time its all about Tulips. Tulips are in full bloom now and this is what I came up with today.

A little rough sketch done in some pastels. The red of the flowers will have more color variations. They are not showing up so well on my picture.

Tulip Time - will be painted in Acrylics on 40 x 50 cm Canvas

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Having Fun with My Art Shops

Since I opened some Art Shops at Zazzle and Cafe Press, I have been quite curious to see the merchandise with my paintings motifs on the items; so two weeks ago I made some coasters on my CafĂ© Press Art Shop and placed an order. I took close up crops of my funky floral paintings and had them printed on ceramic coasters. I also ordered a value t-shirt with my Nyhavn motif as a little surprise gift for Andreas. I thought since, I am paying all these shipping prices, an extra t-shirt would not break the bank…LOL.

Anyways what a surprised yesterday when the door bell range and the post woman gave me my parcel. The delivery came in a nice small box and the items were wrapped very well with lots of bubble paper. Andreas naturally, a very curious chap, ran out and was also very eager to see the merchandise. It was like Christmas morning..LOL. So when I opened the box the bag was on top and I knew it was the t-shirt. So I told him…here you go”I ordered you a little surprise too!” and handed him the bag. His eyes lit up like a Christmas tree, it was so cute! He pulled out the t-shirt and said “Ah wow, Nyhavn for me…this looks super!” I was quite impressed with the way they printed the motif on the t-shirt. It was actually a print right in the fabric and not one of the rubbery print motifs. The colors were a bit dark for the rooftops of the buildings and the water. So I had a look at the pic I submitted and realized it is a bit dark. So I think if you want to submit art work for printing on material, I will lighten up the pictures and exaggerate some of the dark colors in Photoshop. It would be much better like that.

So now I open my coasters and I was very impressed. The floral prints were really full bleed on the coaster top and well printed and sprayed with some shiny varnish or something on top. The only thing that was off, is that some of the dark flowers (violet purple and dark hot pink) did not print as well as the lighter color florals. We could not see the variations in hues. But hey, they are not bad at all, and for the price you really can’t complain. And as Andreas said, I am the artist and I know the original work and I am far too picky…LOL. He thought they were just great! So, I must say we were both quite impressed and it was so fun to see my art work on the items. I am also very pleased with the coaster quality too: Heavy weight ceramic with some little felt cushions underneath not to scratch the surface. The t-shirt quality for 8.95$ was good too. But next time we will order some better quality cotton – made in the USA.

Now, Andreas wants to order a Sydney t-shirt and another Nyhavn shirt for his mom but this time from Zazzle…So I will keep you posted on the results!

So here are some pics of the coasters and t-shirt. I know some of you have some great art shops and will be curious to see the results:

A Saturday Morning of Varnishing.

I finally got around to varnishing my paintings this weekend and Andreas snapped a pic in my messy smock and bandana busy at work varnishing my paintings...lol.

There is something relaxing about varnishing….I guess I would also enjoy painting walls…
Today I will frame some paintings, and start some sketches if Andreas is busy working on his MBA. Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Finished my Colorful Regatta Painting

TGIF! Hi everyone, I finally got around to finishing my regatta painting. This painting is a scene of the beautiful sailboats and spinnakers that I watch from my deck on the Oresund in Hellerup. It is done in acrylics and is 60 x80 cm. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Hellerup Regatta

Saturday, March 3, 2007

My New Art Shop at Zazzle

I am pleased to announce that I have now opened an Art Shop at Zazzle. When you have a chance please vist my store: http://www.zazzle.com/LisaLorenzPaintings