Dear Tina & friends,
Thought I would share a few pictures from my recent Open Studio. The painting on the easel is a new painting I am working on. Right now it reads, “Have a Vision, what you believe you will become.” It is a spin on a mantra I have said to myself for years, “Your thoughts create your destiny.”
These are little watercolor fish I painted. They each have sayings that go with them cut from old book pages.
As you may know, my friend Sue & I have a love for vintage items. She gave me this gorgeous window display for my work and I just love it!
The big armoire is from an antique shop in NH. It was originally from Poland which spoke to me as I am part Polish.
I mingled in some of my smaller work with this large painting. I am happy to say it is finally finished as it took me awhile! I am calling it “Connections”.
I am always curious to know what people take from my paintings and try to find new ways to learn and grow from my work. It is always interesting to me when someone finds something in a painting I may not have thought of.
I decided to have a print giveaway to get some feedback and asked people to look at my new work and share their thoughts on which painting was their favorite and why. It was so so fun getting feedback and opening doors for conversation. I have found over the years it can be intimidating for people to talk with artists. I am not sure why this is. Most artists welcome a conversation or questions about their work and are delighted you are taking an interest in our work. I know for myself, I have so many stories to share but don’t want to be pushy sharing them.
The most “favorited” painting from the raffle was, “The Wave”. This painting started out with a collage background and I built up layers of paint from there. I had sketched the flowers that were in my garden but changed the color of them. It is actually more vibrant in person.
I had Michelle pic the raffle winner….
I am delighted to announce the WINNER from the raffle….da da da da…..ANN SERGIY!!!
She wrote, “the background is lively and the arrangement of the flowers do resemble a wave. Great color combinations!”
Congratulations Ann! I will be in touch with you!
Much love, Laura
p.s. You can see more pictures from the Open Studio HERE.