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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, December 15, 2014

Manarola WIP - more work today

Hi Everyone, Worked more today on my Manarola painting.  I added some colour values & shading contrasts on the buildings. Still have a few more to do.  Then I did a very light thin outline around windows sills..still have a few left to do. And started added some balconies..first phase..they still need to be outlined in some light grey/and dark. 
Today, I really saw it starting to come alive. The end is near!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Manarola WIP Continues

Hi Everyone, finally back working in my studio on my Manarola painting.   Did quite a bit of intensive fine brush work the past two days,  I  outlined all the buildings, etc and added the window sills to all the windows, a time consuming part but happy that's done.  Will be moving on with some shadowing and colour tones to the buildings next.   Still lots more work to do, I figure another 15 + hours.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Trip to Dubai

Hi Everyone, I haven't worked much on my Manarola painting, as I was in Dubai the past week from November 30th till December 6th.   Here are some pics to share with you of my trip. I really enjoyed my Trip. Dubai is a really exciting place to see and visit! The high light of the trip was the Desert Safari, where drove to the desert and drove 4x4's in the sand dunes, then a camel ride, and a nice dinner and show at the camp.  
I thought I would share some of my pics with my followers here on my Studio Blog. 
Wishing you all a great week ahead. Back to work in my studio. Finding it hard to get back into the painting.
The View from the Arabic Sama Lounge at our Hotel Ramada Plaza Jumeriah Beach

In the background you can see the Palm and Altantis Hotel
 More views of the City from the Rooftop, this is of the Marina mall and marina area
 One sky scraper after another
 Jumeraih beach

 More of the beach and promenade
 Night View from the hotel Bar and Lounge, stunning views
 The Jumeraih Madinat Souk and area and view to the Burj al Arab
 Beautiful area and resort here as well
 The  Burj Al Arab, 7star hotel, beautiful building
 I loved these vases at the Altantis Hotel
 Our Desert Safari, stopping at the camel pen, these camels are owned by Sheik Mohammed
 Beautiful desert and sand
 Spectacular sun sets happening
 At the camp ready to ride the camels
 Camel ride, was so exciting, beautiful animal
 Beautiful falcon
 The Camp area, and tents where we sat on cushions and had a nice buffet dinner
 Smoking shishas
 Cheers to a great night
 Belly dancing show
 Beautiful Shopping Malls in Dubai, this is the beautiful IBN Battatuta mall
 More of the mall, the Persian section, love the ceramic and colours on the roof dome
 In old Dubai now, near Dubai Creek, The Spice Souk
 Night view of the Dubai Creek, with many boats going back and forth
 beautiful boats all lit up
 Last night and good by dinner at the beautiful Bice Ristorante in the Hilton, Jumeraih Beach


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Manarola WIP 7 contines

Hi Everyone, lots more work done to my painting since I last posted. Worked on foreground, nearly completed, added second coat of colour to the buildings, and the worse part that takes so long, blocking in the window spaces.   Next I will start outlining the buildings, then adding the window outlines for the window sills and shadowing to them (they will be all a tad smaller). Also will try ad complete foreground, and cement walls, boats, etc.   Still lots of work to be done

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Manarola wip6

Hi Everyone, Its a rainy damp day here in Joburg, Moving along with my painting, dreaming of beautiful Cinque Terre and remembering all the beautiful colours, sounds, boats, waves and food.

Added colours to the buildings, foliage greens, dark greys, a bad tad of shadowing down below.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Big Zazzle Sale - up to 60% Off

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Great time to order them now for some Christmas Gifts! Many Calendars to Choose from in my Gallery: http://www.zazzle.com/colourful_travels_2015_calendar_by_lisa_lorenz-158825604724089668


Manarola - WIP more work today

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a nice weekend. Did some more work on my Manarola painting: paynes grey outline, and some colour blocking; grey tones and aqua tone in the water.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WIP Manarola, Cinque Terre Painting

Hi Everyone, started work on my new Cinque Terre painting of Manarola.
Canvas Scaled and Prepped and Ready to go!
The worse part is done! my drawing on canvas. I will do a fast outline next and then start blocking in colour. Wont worry about the bldg. windows till next steps as I really like to mix those nice Italian colours right on my canvas I end up wiping out the windows anyways.
My Sketch for Painting

My original photo from our trip to Cinque Terre back in May 2011

Monday, November 3, 2014

Beware Fellow Artists - Copyright Infringement

IMPORTANT FOLLOW UP to My Post about Copy right Infringement.

Hi everyone, Very Happy to Share with you all that the ESHG has written me back for using my Painting Image without my consent and I thought you would all want to know what they said:
I am very pleased to inform you that they apologized for using my image without my consent. They advised that person that selected the image is no longer working for them, and they don't know how this happened and informed me that they always seek permission and/or paying copy rights to the artists of which the paintings have been used in the last years and they very much regret, that this has not been made in my case.

They have also offered me compensation for using my image without my authorization; and they advised they will also gladly add the artist credit to the existing instances of the picture.
I am pleased with their response and how they responded in this manner.
Thanks again everyone, for your support, wishing you all a great weekend.

I recently discovered that the ESHG - European Society of Human Genetics, used my Painting "Wonders of Paris" for their 2013 Conference held in Paris without my consent. This is copyright infringement and illegal. I found my painting on their FaceBook Page and on their Flyer and wrote them. I look forward to hearing what they have to say. https://www.facebook.com/eshg.org/photos/oa.602292509789221/498084736911629/?type=1&theater


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blog Update, Travelling Bordeaux, France October 2014

Hi Everyone, Sorry I have not been so active these past months on my Studio Blog. I was in Canada visiting my family for almost 1.5 months and then I was in Europe with my husband for his work.  First in Switzerland and then We took some extra time 6 days from October 22 to October 28th and went to Bordeaux for my birthday.  Had such a wonderful time.   I am feeling very inspired from my beautiful trip to Bordeaux.   It has been a long time dream of mine to visit beautiful Bordeaux, and it was everything I imagined and more. 

Some pics of our trip.   The beautiful breathtaking mediaeval village of St. Emilion. When we arrived and saw this view I began to cry. I was totally overwhelmed with joy!  

Arriving At Bordeaux Airport! Cool Wine Bottle on the Luggage Belt!  Let the Wine Drinking Begin! I was so excited.

Beautiful St. Emilion

A Beautiful Lunch in St. Emilion at the Vieux Clocher Restaurant, and Enjoyed a Wonderful St. Emilion Wine from Chateau Soutard

A visit to Margaux, the infamous Chateau Margaux
And an amazing Wine Tasting at Château Prieuré-Lichine, with a wonderful Wine Sommelier and Guide Ulrich gave a great tour of the Chateau.  We tasted 3 wines" Their Grand Cru Classe, their 2nd wine and a White.  They were fabulous.  Brought home 2 bottles, one of their Grand Crus, and 2nd wine.   

A beautiful break at the Grand Hotel in Bordeaux to Enjoy some Wine and Cheese