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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wip #11 Basel Continues

Busy week, finally squeezing in some more painting today. Working on the roof of the cathedral. small brushes, lots of lines, steady hand and patience... Pics of My latest WIP#11 & close up of roof preliminary work. One more coat of green to do and then will add the yellow/red/white bits to green centre. Then trying to finish with the definition work before I am leaving on vacation this weekend for Italy. :) Can hardly wait! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wip#11 where I am now:
Close up of roof work
Close up roof work. First I mapped it out in water soluble pencil crayons. Then I started with the red lines, then blocking colour for the green. Next step to add another coat of paint to green, Then I will add the yellow/red/white shape on the green. Then do the definition work.

the brushes I use

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Design of the Day at Greeting Card Universe

Hi everyone,

Happy to announce my Tuscan Red Poppies painting/greeting card has been selected as Design of the Day today at Greeting Card Universe. To shop my colourful Art Cards: http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/LisaLorenz

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WIP Basel Painting continues #10

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend and week so far.   Did Lots of work on my Basel painting today, still doing windows and details...A pic of my latest WIP #10. Wishing you all a nice evening.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Travel Update Provence/Cote Dazur April 2017 and My Basel WIP #8,9 Update

Hi Everyone, its been a while since I made a post on my painting blog. I was away on a mini vacation over Easter and took a few extra days.  Had a great trip to Provence-Cote D'azur.  We stayed in Sanary sur Mer, at the beautiful Hostellerie Farandole Hotel.  We did lots of day trip to Bandol, Cassis, Sanary, Castellet, Bormes les Mimosas (which I fell in love with) and a visit to St. Tropez.  Took tons of pics and came back with a ton of inspiration!

Some Pics of Our Recent Trip:
Beautiful Sanary Sur Mer

 Market in Bandol
 Coffee time in Bandol
 gorgeous village of Bormes Les Mimosas
 More of Bormes

 A visit to Cassis Again, the view I took this time, I was there back in Oct 2015 and took the same pic and painted this beautiful scene.  My Colours of Cassis Painting

 A visit to St. Tropez, beautiful church dome, reminds me of the Faberge Egg! :)

 Beautiful dinner at le Bagetelle in St. Tropez,  Amazing food service!
 Beautiful Village of Castellet!

 Lunch in Castellet, amazing views.  We ate at the Le Saint Eloi, I highly recommend.  Great food and service also
My handsome happy hubby!
  Beautiful view and sunsets from our hotel patio 

Now I am back in my studio finally getting back to work on my Basel painting.  Did lots of work the last few days:   long process doing the windows, shudders and details all with a small brush 00, 0 and #1. still lots to do but its coming along ..lol. A pic of my latest WIP #9. Wishing you All a great weekend.  

WIP 8 and 9 So far: