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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Exhibition at Galerie de la Rive

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that some of my new works will now be exhibited at Galerie de la Rive in Rockland, Ontario from February 22, 2010 until May 30th, 2010. The Vernissage Wine and Cheese will be held this upcoming Sunday on February 28th, 2010 from 1 - 4 pm.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the work of the Gallery’s 13 artists who will be displaying also many new pieces. In addition to the hundred or so paintings and photographs on the walls, extra display units will be used to exhibit even more of their artwork. For more info, please visit: http://www.galeriedelarive.ca/

My display wall at the Gallery

Monday, February 22, 2010

Illustration Friday - Propagate

This week's theme over at Illustration Friday is "Propagate". With spring around the corner its time to see your beautiful Tulips come out that were propagated last autumn. I am looking forward to spring.

Tulip Tranquility, 40 x 50 cm, acrylics

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fresh off the Easel "Table for Two in Paris"

Hi Everyone, It has been a very busy week and I am happy it's Friday night. I just finished my latest painting "Table for Two", a colourful little scene of a bistro in beautiful Paris. If you have travelled to Paris, you know just how delightful these little bistros and cafes are. I truly love this wonderful city!
This painting will be included in my upcoming Exhibibition. I will be replacing my paintings at the Galerie de la Rive with a new set of my latest paintings for the Vernissage on February 28th.

Table for Two, 30 30 cm, acrylic

My Rough Sketch and basis for the painting

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Painting Idea - Birds & Blossoms

Hi Everyone, Well I have been busy doing sketches for my next painting. This time I will do a scene of blossoms and Gold finch. I love these little birds. I am having a dilemma about what colour to do my background. My initial idea was those nice warm sunset colours in my last Orchid Oasis painting, but then I thought about doing a turquoise background.

So here you go, my two sketches: One in the turquoise and one in the warmer colours. I am sort of leaning towards the sunset colours. Let me know what you prefer. Thanks and have a great day!

Birds and Blossoms (Tourquise background)
Birds and Blossoms (sunset background)
and the two side by side

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Venice Valentine - Romancing the Westie

Hi Everyone, I just finished my latest painting just in time for Valentine's Day. This painting is a A colourful, romantic scene of two terriers in love in beautiful Venice. I usually paint my regular black and white cats in my Italian compositions, but I have received many requests from customers of mine to do a similar scene with some dogs. I happen to really like Terriers, especially Westies, so I decided to paint a Westie and a black terrier. This painting is now available as prints/greeting cards at various sites. Please visit my website for more information: http://www.lisalorenzpaintings.com/

"Venice Valentine" 30 x 40 cm