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.


Friday, May 29, 2009

News Article: Compliments from the Artist to the Students of the Ashford Prepschool in England

Hi Everyone, TGIF!
Further to my earlier post about Students from a Prepschool in England who used my paintings in their art work.

I am very honoured and happy to be mentioned in the school news at the Ashford Prepschool in England. See the link and news here :

http://www.ashfordschool.co.uk/news/view/207/Compliments-from-the-Artist

Have a great night and weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuscany painting - WIP

Hi Everyone, another rainy day here but that's okay as it really helps my creative juices to flow...lol. I was in the studio this afternoon and I completed my drawing on the canvas for my Tuscany landscape painting. The hardest part is done now. I will now move onto blocking in colour.


Drawing on Canvas

Blocking in some yellow - and calling it a day! See you tomorrow

Margaux's Ballerina Friends

Hi Everyone, I got side tracked today from my Tuscany painting....lol. Instead I did this illustration in colour pencil. I will explore this new painting idea for my little niece Margaux's. Something girly and sweet as all little girls like to do ballet, dance and twirl ♥

Margaux's Ballerina Friends

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Proud Aunty

Hi Everyone, just wanted to let you all know my blog friends that my sister had her baby Friday at 11:41 pm - May 22. She is a big baby - 9 lbs - 21 inches long.

I just got back from visiting from Montreal. I drove down early Saturday morning as I could not wait to see my little niece: Margaux. She is abosultely beautiful. She has the cutest button nose and beautifully shaped lips, long fingers and she makes little sighs when she sleeps. I see myself and sister so much in her! A real little princess. I cant believe how so much in love I am with her.

I want to thank you all so much for your wishes and kind words. You are such wonderful friends. Have a great week. It's raining here and I am happy! Will be good for my garden and the plants. I also can spend time working away on my new Painting and a new painting for my niece - something cute and pink for her little bedroom. I think this will be one spoiled little baby...LOL


Proud Aunty & Godmother at the hospital -Baby - barely 1 day old

My hubby and the GodFather with baby


Just 2 days oldFinally got a snap with her little eyes open

Friday, May 22, 2009

Framing

Hi Everyone, TGIF! As I am writing this post my younger sister Mary is in the hospital and started labour. She went in this morning and was induced, so the labour has started and it won't be too long now till the little baby is born. I can hardly wait to be an auntie and Godmother! We dont know the sex of the baby yet, so perhaps you would like to make a wish!

I also framed my Tuscany Poppies Painting and it is hanging in the front entrace of our home. I really like it there. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
"Poppies" Under the Tuscan Sun, 30 x 90 cm, acyrlic

Lisa Lorenz Paintings on Facebook

HI Everyone, TGIF. Just thought I would let you know that I now have a FaceBook Page for my paintings. If you wish you can follow me also via Facebook:

Lisa Lorenz Paintings's Facebook Page

Lisa Lorenz Paintings's Facebook Page

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dreaming of Tuscany

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. We had a very nice long weekend. It was Victorida day here on Monday and we had the day off. We did lots of gardening and work around the house, deck, etc.

Today I managed to work on a new idea and sketch for a new painting. My new painting will be the beautiful hillside of Tuscany with all the beautiful colours. It is a sketch from my imagination. I looked at lots of pics today from our travels to beatiful Tuscany and I could not find the exact pic I was looking for, so I created my own of the stunning Tuscany hills, landscsapes, etc. I was dreaming of the beauty and wish I was there...

I cant wait to paint this one. I have been wanting to do this since a very long time...since I was living in Denmark. Thought I would share the pic with you of my sketch.


Also some pics attached of my own villa in Cumberland, in Ontario...lol. Its not Tuscany but we love it! Have a great week everyone and happy painting

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuscan Poppies design now on " Keds' shoes and Prints Available

Now available, my Tuscan Poppies design on " Keds' shoes at Zazzle



Prints also on Sale at Various sites:

Friday, May 15, 2009

"Poppies" Under the Tuscan Sun

Hi everyone, I am happy to say that I finished my latest painting. I am very happy with my new "Poppies" painting. It was very hard to get a really good photograph. Photographing the reds was very challenging. The warm highlights of the oranges and yellow are not showing up like in the original painting, nor are the dark reds. I will try and photograph tomorrow again.

In the meantime here are two pics (a crop) and long view of my new painting:

"Poppies" Under the Tuscan Sun, 30 x 90 cm Acrylic



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poppy Wip3

HI Everyone, I managed to do lots of work yesterday on my painting. I am just about done. I need to model the flowers today with some nice lights and darks and I need to do some more work on the background.

I have really been enjoying this painting. I am anxious to see it finished. Wishing you all a wonderful, creative day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Poppies wip 2

Hi Everyone, Thought I would post an update where I am with my poppy painting. Its moving along quite well.

Blocked in some colour for the greens and painted an entire wash of yellow orchre and yellow on the canvas. The red bits was me fixing some of the flowers on my initial canvas drawing


Then I blocked in the colour for the red popppies using a nice cad red
Still lots more work to do. Hoping to get alot more done today....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Framing

Hi Everyone, Yesterday was a beautiful day here so I went for a nice long walk. Then I did some framing and worked on my poppy painting.

I framed my wild medley painting. Framing always just completes a painting:

The latest bloom collection framed:

My Drawing on canvas of my Tuscan Poppies. I really like the comp and layout. Today I wil be blocking in all the colour

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pansy Parade - IF

The weeks theme over at Illustration Friday is "Parade" I thought that my floral painting entitled "Pansy Parade" was very suiting.

"Pansy Parade" A parade of colours!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Painting idea: Poppies

Hi Everyone, Working on a new painting idea. I have wanted to paint this painting for some time now. Finally getting to it. It will be about poppies this time. I will paint the painting on a long irregular canvas 35 x 90 cm.

Here is a very rough sketch of my idea.