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, October 23, 2012

Received a Copy the Beautiful Book "A House Rejoicing"

Hi Artists and Friends,
Received a my copy of the book "A House Rejoicing" personalized and signed by the author Pavel Chichikov yesterday. It is beautiful Book with wonderful life inspiring poems. Was nice to see my credits.  Here are some pics:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Painting on a Book Cover - A House Rejoicing by Pavel Chichikov

I am so very pleased and honored to announce that the book "A House Rejoicing" Poems by Pavel Chichikov has now been published and my painting image "The Little Festive House" was licensed for the cover!   Here is the link to the Book at Barnes and Noble. I have also attached a picture of the cover. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-house-rejoicing-pavel-chichikov/1111619667


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Special 45th Birthday

Hi Friends, I had a wondeful birthday this year. My birthday was on a Friday and our long Thanskgiving weekend.  I had a nice week in Montreal and then a wonderful dinner out with my husband at the new StoneRiver Retaurant here in Cumberland.  Beautiful old Mansion along the water that has been transformed into a restaurant.  The owner is of German descent and her fiancee is wonderful Chef.  For the whole month of October they are celebrating Octoberfest and they have wonderful menu and live music everyweekend by the wonderful Diamonds.

Here are few pics from my birthday week and Thanksgiving:

Dinner at the Stone River - Wonderful live music by the Diamonds
The staff was all dressed in German attire...the famous Bavarian Octoberfest hat

The Wonderful Roulade
 Delicious Beef Stroganoff

 Their plum cake was also wonderful.
 Outside the restaurant. a bit dark but a beautiful place

Thanksgiving Dinner at my Sister's place
 My adorable Boo who made all the headbands. She is 3 1/2 and she is very creative and talented.
My beautiful Bee...1 month shy of 1 year old. Her first Thanksgiving

 Mary's beautiful Dining Table, all festive for Thanksgiving
 The beautiful colours at my home.
 Love the Autumn

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flavours of Provence II - My Commission Painting

Hi Everyone, Well I finsished my Flavours of Provence commission painting.  I am pleased with the results and I believe my new customers will be happy. Just need to varnish, frame and then deliver.

Also here is a video I created of my painting process of my New Painting "Flavours of Provence".

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cumerland Show and New Commissions

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all doing well and had a great weekend.  We had a quiet one and lots of rain. I was not feeling very well and had bad allergies...the ragweed levels were high here and I was suffering big time.

I have also been busy working on a new commission piece.  I met some local customers at the recent Cumberland Art in the Park Exhibit on August 25th and they have commissioned two paintings.   After the show they came by my studio the next day to see some of my bigger pieces and see the colourful paintings hanging in my home.  They fell in love with my work and in particular my "Flavours of Provence" painting and one of my long florals.  The original Provence painting is not for sale at the moment. It is in my private collection and will be available, along with my Cinque Terre series at another time. I am building a series for a gallery and a future show.   I have decided to re-paint them the painting and of course it will be somewhat different from the original.  I am not very fond of re-painting the same image, but this is a good sale and promotion for me.  They have also commissioned me to paint them a long floral painting with orchids.

"Flavours of Provence"

I thought I would also share some pictures with you all of my booth at the show. Was a good show for me.

 My Wonderful Helper and Husband, Andreas

My Talented Boo

Here are some of my Boo's art work she completed in her pre-school. She is not even 3 1/2.  I think she has talent. I love this pic and how proud she is of her pieces! 

And here is here is my Bee (The Boo's sister) who is 9 months old.  She has the sweetest face and most lively eyes!  She also loves to look at my colourful paintings.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lotus Bliss II - Latest Painting

Hi Everyone, TGIF! Can't believe how fast this week has zoomed by. I have been very busy painting and preparing for my local show.  Here is my latest painting, fresh off my easel and just in time for my show tomorrow. 

If any of my readers are in the Cumberland, Ottawa area, please drop in at the Cumberland Market - We will be several local artists exhibiting our works on Saturday the 25th from 8am to 1pm.   Wishing you all a great weekend!

Lotus Bliss II
Stylized composition of the beautiful, exotic Lotus Flowers

 A picture of the painting at distance

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Painting Idea/Sketch - Lotus flowers

Hi Everyone, I was sketching last week for my next painting and did not have a chance to load a pic to my blog.  I have a show coming up this Saturday August 25th from 8am - 1pm at the Cumberland Market and decided to do another floral painting for the show. 

This time I am going to paint some hot pink lotus flowers.   I have already started the painting and hope to finish in the next day or two.   Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

Here is my rough sketch for my next painting:

My Upcoming Show "Art in the Park" Cumberland, Ontario:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Frangipani Motif - Today's Best at Zazzle!

Hi Everyone, Happy to announce that my new Frangipani Design on a stylish wrist bag received Today's Best at Zazzle over the weekend and is featured Today on their Today's Best Homepage Section!  Here is a direct link to my bag:  http://www.zazzle.com/caribbean_gems_wrist_bagettes_bag-223065640209393158

16 Years Wedding Anniversary!

Celebrating my Wedding Anniversary Today!   16 years ago today I married my wonderful Andreas in Basel, Switzerland and its been a wonderful journey ever since!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Colourful Gift Ideas with my Frangipani Painting Motif

Hi Everyone, here are a couple of new gift ideas at Zazzle with my new frangipani painting motif. 

These New wrist bags at Zazzle are  Fun, Chic and Unique!

Colourful Unique Pillows:

Add Colour to your Dining Table with these beautiful Placemats and matching Plates:

Colourful Matching Plates
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Add the Napkins as well (Set of 4):
To view more info about this product: http://www.zazzle.com/caribbean_gems_american_mojo_napkins-185303265170200614

Colourful Coffee Mugs make a wonderful Gift Idea:

Add a Splash of Colour to your Cocktail party with these stylized, vibrant cork coatsers

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Caribbean Gems - Frangipanis

Hi Everyone, Fresh off my easel today, here is my latest floral painting "Caribbean Gems". A stylized and vibrant composition of the beautiful frangipani flowers. Acrylic on canvas -  60 x 80 cm.

"Caribbean Gems"

And another distant picture to see the size

Monday, August 6, 2012

New Floral Painting Sketch

Hi Everyone, Well it's been so far a hot crazy summer here in Ottawa! Have also had a hard time returning to work after my California vacaction.

Before starting my 3rd Cinque Terre - Manrola painting, I figured I would warm up with a floral. This is my rough sketch idea of beautiful white Frangipanis for my next painting. I just love these tropical flowers and thought I would paint them on a large canvas. "Caribbean Gems"

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Manarola - new painting Idea WIP

HI Everyone, hope you are all enjoying your Saturday.  I have been doing quite a bit of prep work for my next Cinque Terre painting.  This time I will be painting the beautiful village of Manarola.
Here is my rough for my next painting based on my photograph when I visited last year:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Illustration Friday "Hurry"

The theme this week over at Illustration Friday is "Hurry".   They had to hurry to bake all the cup cakes and get the tea ready for the Tea Party and birthday celebration.

"The Little Tea Party" - Lisa Lorenz ©

Monday, May 28, 2012

Colours of Monterosso

Hi Everyone, Fresh off my Easel: I just finished my "Colours of Monterosso".   Here is my painting impression of the beautiful, vibrant landscape of Monterosso al mare in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Colours of Monterosso, Cinque Terre