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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.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Was quite thrilled to see a pic of my wall and paintings in the paper.
In front of my work
Hubby watching the card sales
Lots of people mingling
Artist Demo day
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I can't wait to start painting.
Posted by Lisa Lorenz at 3:16 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Hi Everyone, An oustanding artist friend of mine, Kim Barker recently purchased one of my colourful travel calendars at Red Bubble.com and just posted a pic on her webpage. I think the calendar looks really great and excellent quality, so I thought I would share a pic of it with you. You can see more of my calendars at http://www.redbubble.com/people/lisalorenz
Colourful Travels Calendar at Redbubble.com
If you have a chance to drop by Kim's website, please do so. Her work is wonderful. I have two of her portraits (my husband and I) and from her energy series in my home and they are just fantastic! Thanks again Kim ♥
Kim Barker's Stunning Portraits in my bedroom
Friday, November 27, 2009
Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a very good productive week. I have been quite busy and finished my latest painting entitled: "O'Canada". 40 x 50 cm in acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas. Our beautiful Peace Tower of the Canadian Parliament building and all the beautiful tulips during the Ottawa Tulip Festival. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Hi Everyone, Thought I would share some exciting news with you all! A few months back I submitted some of my paintings for a contest in Ontario by Hillebrand Winery for Artists living in Ontario. The results were published last week and I am so happy to announce that my Colourful Regatta painting made the 2009 Vintage Label Contest - Short List of 37 artists out of a total 1,300+ submissions for the Hillebrand Winery Artist Series!
Wish me luck that my painting is produced on one of the bottle labels! I should find out the results some time mid December.
Here is a link to their Hillebrand Facebook Page to see the Short List of the 37 artists. I am on page 2 : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=343320&id=291122985025
For more info about this event and the Hillebrand Winery, and to see theirt bottles/wines please visist Hillebrand webpage : http://www.hillebrand.com/Artist-Series.php. You can also see the winners from last year.
They also make excellent wine by the way in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Well worth a visit for anyone visiting Ontario, Canada.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that 10 of my funky florals are now on display at the new Broadway Bar and Grill in Rockland, Ontario. The paintings will be exhibited from November 13th until December 13, 2009, with a possible extension until January 13th 2010.
I have received very good feedback from the owner, staff, and customers. They all loved how much colour the paintings add to the restaurant.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Hi Everyone, Finally got around to finishing my Provence painting this morning and I am happy with the results. A colourful landscape painting of beautiful Provence, France.
Hi Everyone, My Colourful Travels Calendar for 2010 are now Available at Zazzle. Order them early for Xmas presents and receive lots of sales presently ongoing at Zazzle.
Please visit my Zazzle shop: http://www.zazzle.com/lisalorenzpaintings
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Blocking in some colour
More colour added All my colours schemes are blocked in now and my sky is complete. I like to always finish the skies in my painting first. I also completed all my outlining -this part always take a little long to complete.
Finished! Approximately 28 hours of painting time.
"Les Couleurs de Provence"
Friday, October 23, 2009
The little fishing boat was moving FAST into town to deliver all the fresh lobster for the Village Festival!
Maritime Special, 30 x 40 cm, acrylic, SOLD
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hi Everyone, Hope you are having a creative week. I have been quite busy this week. I varnished and framed my little poppy painting. Oh and great news. I sold my Orange Passion painting at the gallery.
Orange Passion 40 x 40 cm SOLD
Then I started a new painting yesterday- a landscape scene of beautiful Provence, France. I have decided to do a WIP of this one:
Blocking in some colour now
Almost all the colour is blocked in now. Just need to add some light greens and the provence blue for the windows and doors. Then my favourite part of the painting begins, where it starts to come alive when I add definition, lights, darks, etc...Stay tuned
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Managed to work in the studio this week and I finished a smaller version of my original Poppies - Under the Tuscan Sun painting. This one is 25 x 50 cm (half the size of the original one). It will be exhibited at the Gallery de La Rive in November. A good time for Rememberance/Veteran's Day.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving. We celebrate our Thanksgiving early in Canada.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Hi Everyone, Just got back from a wonderful weekend in Montreal celebrating my wonderful Father's 65th Birthday. The big event took place at my sister's beautiful home. I also bought down the painting for my little God Daughter Margaux. It was so exciting to see her expression as I showed her the painting. She was starring at it in such excitement. She loves all colourful things like her Auntie Lisa. Wishing you all a lovely week! I am finally getting back in my studio to work on some paintings.
My sister Mary and the beautiful Margaux
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hope you are all doing well. We have been having some amazing weather here in Ottawa. Its' been about 2 weeks and no rain. I can hardly believe it after a very rainy summer. I also had my good friend Sue from Vancouver visiting for a week.
I also received 1st Place for the Viewers Choice Award for my Maritime Special painting. And even better, I sold the painting. Wishing you all a great day!
Posted by Lisa Lorenz at 8:29 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Hi Everyone, my new Ballerina Friends painting motif was approved for Keds shoes for Kids. I think they look quite stylish.
For more information please visit my zazzle site:
Posted by Lisa Lorenz at 3:37 AM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Also I just finished a painting I did for my little niece Margaux who is turning 3 months old this Saturday. I cant believe how fast time is flying by! It’s quite cute and I thought I would share the pic with you all.
Margaux and Friends, 40 x 50 cm, Acrylics
Also here is a more generic one I did. Basically the same painting with a hand painted "Friends" template on top of the banner - to be sold as prints, cards, etc. I also have one where the orange banner is left blank, so I can add all sorts of things to the banner: Happy Birthday, Girl Power, personal names, etc.... the possibilities are endless...lol. It was really fun painting this one. Andreas wants to do a story book now based on these little characters…LOL.
Have a great weekend everyone! and happy painting!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Hi Everyone, I just finished my Colours of Tuscany painting. Lots of beautiful golds, oranges and greens in this one, with our course the beautiful sunflowers of Italy. Tuscany is one of my cherished places and I love all the colours and beauty it offers. I enjoyed painting this one. This painting is 60 x 80 cm in acrylics and I am quite pleased with it. It will be part of the Fall exhibition in November at the gallery. It looks like I already may have a buyer .....so that is quite exciting. Wishing you all a lovely upcoming weekend. ACDC is coming to Montreal and we will be going to see them. My husband is a big fan and I acutally like them too!
A Display pic further away on my deck
Friday, July 31, 2009
Hi Everyone, The unveiling of the new signboard at the Galerie de La Rive too place earlier this week. It was a lovley event. Partners of the Gallery, Desjardins Caisse Populaire Trillium as well as representatives from RONA J. Lalonde & Sons of Hammond, Ont. were present at the event. Thanks to their financial support, the Galerie de la Rive was able to fund and erect the new Sign. Also present was the mayor of Clarence-Rockland, Richard Lalonde, who assured the city’s continued support of the Galerie de la Rive and its artists. This new Signboard is a tangible representation of the presence of art and artists in the community.
Just being too cute - my little polka dot girl!