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.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wip 3- Water lillys & Dreaming of my Expat Days

HI Everyone, Its been a pretty busy week. Last night I was at my art club (ArtEast in Ottawa) and we had an acyrlic workshop. A representative from Golden was there and explained all their great products and some of their new ones. We even got a little bag of freebies. It was even better then getting makeup...LOL.

I found some time this morning to work on my water lilly painting. I am working now on the greens of the lilly pad leaves. I find working with greens harder then any other colour. I also blocked in some white for the flowers.

Modeling the pads with greens now. Two more pads to do (top part) and then I will work on the flowers, water. Would love to finish today, but I dont think I will have time...

My progress this afternoon: Finished all the pads, did an outline, added more lights/darks, another coat of white on the flowers. Tomorrow I am hoping to finish this painting. Anxious for to see at all come together and that high you get when you finish a painting.

Ohhhhh painting this scene is reminding me so much of my expat days when I lived in Seoul, Korea and my hubby and I would travel to beautiful Phuket, Thailand and Bali! Oh how I miss those trips. I live quite far to travel there now. Perhaps I will go again one day!Wishing you all a
wonderful day!

Me in Bali - Wish I was there now....

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Instinct" - Illustration Friday

This weeks theme at Illustration Friday is "Instinct".
Her instinct was right...the surprise bouquet of roses was from him!

"La Vie en Rose", 40 x 50 cm acrylic

Friday, February 20, 2009

Finally started my painting...

Hi Everyone, Along with major proscrastination, having been so lazy, and busy with some other boring things; I have not gotten around to painting or working on my water lillies. I feel like a bear in hibernation. I am finding these Canadian Winters very hard!

Phew....finally, in the studio today, I am blocking in some colour (cerluean blue/white and light green/yellow for the pads. Next will the white flowers and then the fun part will begin. It has been a long time since I posted a WIP, so here it goes...



Monday, February 16, 2009

Celebration - IF

This weeks theme at Illustration Friday is "Celebrate". I think its a very good one because everyone loves to Celebrate.

The beautiful bride was so happy to celebrate her BIG DAY.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Hi Everyone, Just a fast little post to wish you all a very Happy Valentines Day. Hope you all have a day filled with love and romance!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One Year Today...

Well, its one year today that we left beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark to move back to our native Canada. I am orginally from Montreal in the belle province but I now hang my hat in our nation's captial "Ottawa".

I live in the country/burbs now and I am still getting use to living back in Canada and I am finding the winters very long and hard. I really miss Europe, our friends, and our travels and I think of them very often and fondly. However, it is very nice to be closer to my family who all live in Montreal; it's only about a 2 hour drive so thats not too bad.
The "Welcome Home" sign my parents prepared for us!

And it feels like just yesterday we were in our apartment in Copenhagen and living with all these boxes and getting ready for the big overseas move!!!


And the big unpacking again in Ottawa, I never thought I would see those boxes unpacked and the house organized. Boy do I hate moving! LOL.

My living - room so many boxex and paper


And Finally the transformation

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Biz Cards - Lisa Lorenz Paintings

I received my new business cards yesterday and I am quite happy with them. The front of the card features my Tuscany Delights Painting and my contact coordinates, etc. The back of the card is my Beach Colours Painting.

New Biz Card

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jazz Time - IF

This weeks Theme at Illustration Friday is "Time".
Every Friday night At 5:30 pm its my time for Jazz and Martinis. I love Jazz

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Autumn Glow - Framed and Hanging

Hi Everyone, I framed my Autumn Glow "Leaves" painting today. It's hanging up in my hallway. I quite like it. I find it makes the hallway have some warm glow. Thought I would share some pics with you all. Have a great Day!

Autumn Glow, 30 x 90 cm, acrylic

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Illlustration Friday - Flawed

Have not had much chance to work on my new painting. My parents were down for a visit and it was just lovely. I am hoping to do some work today.

In the mean time, my submission for this weeks topic at Illustration Friday is Flawed.

The Little Ballerina's recital was performed without a flaw.