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.


Monday, February 28, 2011

New Painting Ideas - Sketches

Hi Everyone, Busy day today working on a couple of painting ideas. Here are some very rough sketches for my next paintings:

This one is all about the Meditterranean Colours

and this one is the colours of Nova Scotia

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pond Jewels Marketing Pictures

Hi everyone, Some pictures I took last week when the weather was so mild. I brought the chair outside on my patio for some nicer outdoor pics. The chair will be leaving soon.


A Picture of me with the chair for the local newspaper:
And here is my little adorable Boo in the Chair. She was 21 months old on Feb 22


Friday, February 18, 2011

"Pond Jewels" Muskoka Chair Finished

Hello Everyone, I am very pleased to annouce that I finished my Muskoka Chair. "Pond Jewels". It was a big job and I am very pleased with the results. The chair will be heading to the Cottage Show and be auctioned and all money received will be donated to the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative. I have donated 100% of my time and materials. I am very proud of my chair and hope it fetches a large sum at the auction. I will let you know how it go. Wish me luck!

"Pond Jewels" - Muskoka Chair by Lisa Lorenz


Right Side View

Left Side View

Back Side View

Back View of Chair with Signature Bar

Thursday, February 17, 2011

WIP of my Muskoka Chair

Hi Everyone, Well I finally finished the chair, and I am so pleased with the results. It was a huge job, often back breaking. So here are some pictures of my journey. From my sketch Idea to the assembled chair. It was much easier to paint the chair unassembled.

My "Idea" Sketch for the Chair
My Andreas helping me prime the chair

My drawing on the chair (I did in water colour pencil)

Closer detail of drawing on arm rests
Blocking in the colour All the colour just about blocked in - on to the details
Painting in the contour
Starting to add some detail on the lily padsDetail on the arm rests

Detail on the chair back and seat (most difficult part was the seat) Close up now of detail: flower and lily padChair finished - just needs to be assembled
My Signature on the bar - back of the chair

The Finished Chair! I am very proud of the results!
"Pond Jewels" Muskoka Chair

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Venice Valentine

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Art Work Accepted for Shenkman Show

Hi Everyone, I hope you have been all keeping warm this winter. We have been having very cold weather in Ottawa recently. I am very happy to announce that I received notification last week that my painting "A Night at Fenice" was accepted by the Jury committee for the upcoming February 20th show at the Shenkman Gallery. This exhibition "A Night at the Theatre" will be held from February 17 to March 22, 2011.


"A Night at the Fenice" - Beautiful Landmark Theatre in Venice


I have been very busy working on my Chair. Its a big job and boy am I ever happy that I selected to paint it unassembled. A pic from last week when it was all ready to go. I will only post pics when I am finished. Don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet...LOL