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, December 13, 2011

Pre Christmas Luncheon Table and Cinque Terre

My Two Cinque Terre Painting (Colours of Riomaggiore and Colours Vernazza) are both finished and framed and for the time being hanging in my dining room.  All ready for my pre Christmas Lucheon!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale at Zazzle - Lisa Lorenz Painting Items!

Hi Friends, BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT ZAZZLE! 10hrs left for 40% off calendars, 50% off cards, 60% off prints and much more...Time to buy now! Last chance. My calendars are beautiful..received my own order the other day! They make great gifts:  Visit my Shop:  http://www.zazzle.com/lisalorenzpaintings

Calendars! Top Print Quality!

Stylish Colourful One of a Kind Bags with my Colourful Painting Motifs
 Top Quality Colourful Prints of my Paintings!
 My Popular Tuscany Delights Painting Print!

Stylish Clothing with my Colourful Painting Motifs! 

Black Friday Blow Out Sales! 50% off Lisa Lorenz Greeting Cards!

Hi Friends! Black Friday - Greeting Card Universe Sale! All cards 50% off - now just $1.49! Amazing price for beautiful greeting cards of my colourful painting motifs!  They make great xmas gifts..packs of 5 or 10....dont wait too long..the sale will be over at the end of the day! You wont find any cards like of this quality! and this price! Dont wait!   Visit my shop directly: http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/LisaLorenz

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Welcome Baby Morgan!

I a very proud to announce that I am again a new auntie to a beautiful baby girl name Morgan.
Baby "Bee" was born November 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm. She weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long.   She is abosultely beautiful. She has the cutest little nose and a beautifully shaped face and lips, long fingers and she made the same little sighs as her big sister did.  A real little princess. I cant believe how much in love I am with her also!  I am very blessed to have two beautiful nieces.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My heart is broken...

My heart is so broken as I see these terrible pictures of my beloved Cinque Terre from the awful flooding that happened this week. All the villages were terribly flooded with mud, water and debris. My prayers go out to the people in Cinque Terre and surrounding Liguria area. I can't believe this is my beloved Vernazza's piazza by the Cathedral. Just shocking!
I am so upset and grief stricken...I cried my heart out when I saw these pictures....I cant beileve the terrible devastation to this magical, wonderful World Heritage site and coastline:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Colours of Italy 2012 Calendar now at Zazzle

Hi Everyone, My new "Colours of Italy" 2012 Calendar now available at Zazzle! Get your orders in now! Zazzle is having a promotion on calendars until October 31, 2011: The Perfect Gift All Year Long! 25% Off 2+ Calendars! Use Code: 2012CALENDAR

Keep your months up todate with the colourful calendar with vibrant scenes of beautiful Italy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vernazza, Cinque Terre Painting

Hi Everyone, I am very pleased to announce that I finished my latest painting in my Cinque Terre Series. This one is of the beautiful village of Vernazza. Vernazza was one of my favourite villages of the Cinque Terre Region. I am very pleased with the results.
Greeting cards, fine art prints and canvas prints will soon be available of this painting.

"Colours of Vernazza" 61 x 76

The two paintings side by side

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vernazza Cinque Terre - WIP 3

Hi Everyone, Its been some time since I did an update of my WIP Vernazza Cinque Terre painting. The past two days I have done lots more work. It is just about finished. I need to do work on the sky and the water and the boats (forefront) which I am working on now. Its been slow this one..but I am pleased so far. Thanks for watching my WIP. I am hoping to finish today! Have a great week everyone and happy painting!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Christmas Card at Zazzle!

Hi Friends! As I am a Pro-Seller on Zazzle, They are offering the following promotion until November 24, 2011: Use PromoCode: DVMZAUFTOHRD at checkout (this code is for one free card per customer) to obtain one of my Free Poinsettia Time Christmas Cards at Zazzle :

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my  Birthday! I had a great time celebrating and a nice dinner out with my wonderful husband Andreas!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vernazza Wip Update

Hi Everyone, Been working quite a bit on my Vernazza, Cinque Terre painting. Blocked in all the colour of the buildings and did some modeling work on the lower part of the cathedral. Will block in colour for the boats today and another coat to the buildings to refresh them up more. I am about at the half way mark of the painting. I am slowly seeing it come alive. Wishing you all a lovely day and week ahead and happy painting :)

Wip 2

Wip 1

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Painting Idea - Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Hi Everyone, I am planning my new painting of the beautiful, colourful village of Vernazza in Cinque Terre. This is my rough sketch for my new painting idea and my drawing on the canvas. Tomorrow I begin to block in the colour. Can hardly wait to see it finished.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Riomaggiore Painting - Today's Best at Zazzle

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. We had some beautiful weather despite the rainy forecast. That's a very welcoming mistaken forecast.

I am happy to announce that my painting print "Colours of Riomaggiore" was on Zazzle's Todays Best Award for September 26, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IF Mesmerizing "Riomaggiore" Painting

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend! Fall is in the air over here in Ottawa with lows at night of 3 and 4.

This week's theme over at Illustration Friday is "mesmerizing". The colourful village of Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre sure is mesmerizing! A place you can never forget

"Colours of Riomaggiore", 61 x 76

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New 2012 Italian Impressions Calendar

Hi Everyone, A new calendar "Italian Impressions" for 2012 is now available at Zazzle featuring many of my painting scenes from Italy. Keep your months up todate with this colourful calendar with colourful scenes of beautiful Italy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Painting: Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre Finished

Hi Everyone, Finally finished my latest painting of Riomaggiore, in beautiful Cinque Terre. I am very pleased with the results. I just need to tweak a few things tomorrow and add my two little infamous cats..somewhere. I am now looking foward to starting my next Cinque Terre village of Vernazza. Prints will soon be available of the is painting.
"Colours of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, 61 x 76. Acrylic

Friday, September 9, 2011

Final WIP #7 - Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre painting

Hi everyone, TGIF!! Where did this week go? Time just flys by. Well here is my last wip pic before the finale! Wrapping it up... Did lots of work yesterday. Finished the boats, the water, added lights and darks to the buildings. I just need to do a few things here and there and finish my outlining. I am hoping to finish today or by tomorrow. Wishing you a great TGIF and weekend. I cant wait to see the painting done. I am very pleased with it. (sorry for poor pic)

Monday, September 5, 2011

WIP Updage #6 - Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre painting

Hi Everyone, Happy Labour Day. Hope you all had a very nice long weekend. Well here is my WIP update #6 from Friday's work. Completed more work on the buildings - outlined all the windows, more stone work, etc. Might work more on the painting later today - the weahter is not so nice here. Next step I will finish the boats and do some more modeling work all over. I am hoping to finish this week. Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Update Today of my Cinque Terre painting

Hi everyone, Another busy day...Started defining some area of the painting. Trees on hilltop, stone wall - forefront, also adding more colours to the boats. and some lights to the windows. Its coming along smoothly. I am really enjoying this painting. My recent trip to Italy and Cinque Terre was well worth my visit. I am full of inspiration. I am totally back on the streets of Riomaggiore as I paint this one. I think I might even finish it by weekend. Thanks for watching my wip. Have a great night.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIP Update #4 - Cinque Terre Painting

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. I had my parents and my aunt from Montreal for a visit. We had a lovely bbq and a great time. The weather here was fabulous on Saturday. Still feeling like summer - so that's great.

Yesterday I worked on my painting and blocked another coat of colour all over. Added colour and some white to the boats and touched up the cement walls in front. Will now begin adding definition to the buildings, etc. I am now at the fun part of the painting. Have a great day everyone. Back to the studio - hoping to put in a few more hours this afternoon.

Friday, August 26, 2011

WIP continues #3 - yesterday's work

TGIF Everyone! Yesterday I spent half of the day blocking most of all the colour in for the buildings in my painting. Need to do the boats today and then will start some modeling work. Things are moving fast and I am enjoying this painting. Have a great day everyone and weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WIP of my latest painting - Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

Hi Everyone, hope you are all having a nice week. I thought I would do a work in progress of my latesting painting to share with you all. I began work yesterday on my new painting of Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre.

First My Sketch which you already saw. Then I prepared my drawing on canvas. I am using a big one for this project: 60 x 90. The most difficult part I find of the process to draw your sketch idea onto the canvas. Always a messy job - my hands were black after from the charcoal.

The I started off by blocking in the colour for all the windows. I had to use some paint (sienna to just outline a few of the buildings, and rock wall section) for some ajustments which I need to stand out. As I had some green paint left over and the sienna, I decided to add some yellow orchre, paynes grey, and some white to do some of the stone work, etc.

Then added some blue too and did the sky and added that to the paint mixture for the stones, etc. Then I started with the water using an "out of the tube" tourquise and then made the outine for the boats. I will now start adding colour to the buildings. So far so good, the painting is progressing well. I am quite excited about this new project. Stay tuned. Have a great day

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore Painting Sketch/Idea

Hi everyone, Hope you all are having a nice week. With summer winding down I am back in my studio working away. I am working on my new Cinque Terre series. I was there end of May 2011 and had a trip of a life time. I was so in love with this gorgeous place I said I must caputure all its beauty in some new paintings.

First up: Riomaggiore (the last villge of Cinque Terre - counting from Monterosso being the 1st one). Here is my latest sketch of the beautiful Village stacked high above the seaside with all its glory and colour. I will be doing this painting on a large canvas 60 x 51.

Colours of Riomaggiore
Some pictures from my trip

Monday, August 22, 2011

Little Boo - 27 months today

My little Boo is 27 months old today! Here she is wearing Grandma's hat. What a cutie pie she is. She just loves to do puzzles and she is really good. Her lovely face and twinkly eyes always make me smile :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Latest Painting

Hi Everyone, Well after a long summer break, I am finally back in my studio working. I hope you all had a wonderful hot summer. It has been the best summer (weather wise) since I moved back here 3 years ago from beautiful Copenhagen (which I really miss actually).

Well, I finished a new painting. This painting is a request from many of my customers that purchase my prints and cards that wanted me to include two cats like my Westie dogs in my intial Venice Valentine painting. So here it is fresh off the easel with my two (black and white cats).

Prints and cards of this new painting will be avaible in the next days at the various POD sites that sell my art work. Please visit my website: http://www.lisalorenzpaintings.com/ where to purchase my work. Have a great week!

Venice Valentine, 30 x 40, acrylic

Here are the two paintings side by side:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Back from my European Vacation & Upcoming Art Show

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all doing well and having nice summer weather. I am back from my trip to Europe: we visited Basel, Swizterland and celebrate Onkel Kurt's 85 birthday. Then we drove visited the breathtaking Cote D'azur area. Then we were off to Italy: Magical Portofino and Cinque Terre are. It was my firs time visiting the Cinque Terre area and it was truly marvelous! I took over 1800 photos and I am full of inspiration & look forward to starting my new painting series of Cinque Terre, etc.

A wonderful lunch in beautiful Portofino
Now I am busy preparing for my art exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre tomorrow June 3rd and Saturday June 4th. Its the 2nd annual Orleans Festival and I am proud to announce that I was selected as one of the visual artists to exhibit my work during this time and I will be exhibiting my art both days in the upper level of the Shenkman Centre.

There are also many activities happening at the festival with many activities from exhibits, live shows, free food offered by various local vendors, etc.

If you are free and want to spend a fun filled day at the Orleans Festival either on Friday or Saturday, please fee free to come on by. Andreas will also be attending the festival. The "Taste of Orleans" free food sampling by local restaurants, vendors will be held on Saturday June 4 12-2pm.

For more information and the full schedule: http://www.orleansfestival.ca/

Wishing you all a great upcoming weekend.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition

Hi everyone, I am pleased to inform you that I will be exhibiting my new works the weekend of May 14/15 2011 in Gatineau, Quebec.

The exhibition will held at the Maison Du Citoyen, 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec. Free parking and Admission. For more information about the show, please visit: http://www.imagessurtoile.ca/

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter 2011 - This and that

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. My family was down for a visit and we had a lovely time and beautiful weather. I was happy to see my little Boo. Sorry I have been absent on my studio blog but I have been preparing for my upcoming show in Gatineau - May 14/15, 2011.

I have also been busy planning our trip to Europe and I will be visiting my beloved Italy again. I can harly wait. We will be flying to Switzerland and visiting some family then we will drive to France (Cote D'Azur) spend a few days there and then its off to Itlay - The Liguria Coast. We will be staying and visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre. I can't wait to see the sites and colours, taste the food and wine and be totally inspired. My favourite place in the world.

I thought I would share with you these lovely little pictures of my little Boo in my studio sitting at my easel - pretending to paint. She is not 2 yet, but soon she will come visit her auntie Lisa and paint for real. Have a great weekend Everyone!