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, 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: