Friday, December 18, 2015

Cafe in Tribeca

Cafe in Tribeca
mixed media on canvas
24 x 30 inch

My last large painting for 2015, and also my largest work all year. It is always so freeing to paint on such a big surface.  I just dropped this off at Tessera Gallery where there will be an open house tonight with artists in their studios working and live music.  I will be painting in the classroom there and I look forward to seeing everyone.  We hope to have a good crowd tonight as this will be our Final Friday since the actual Final Friday falls on December 25.




charcoal on paper
16 x 20 inch




I attended a recent all-day abstract drawing workshop taught by Wichita artist Brian Hinkle and one of the drawings I did in his class is very much a part of the inspiration for my painting as you can probably see. Though I did not realize it until I was almost done.  The image was obviously tucked back in my brain as I worked.









Best coffee ever at an organic cafe
in Tribeca



I think what also inspired my painting was the amazing organic coffee I had at a cafe in Tribeca while we were in New York City.  Amazing what a cup of coffee can trigger.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

♥ Lisa

12 comments:

  1. I find it very interesting hearing where you get your inspiration for your paintings from. I have loved seeing all your artwork for 2015 and look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2016. Seasons greetings to you Lisa.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    Have fun, enjoy the environment and sell something. :)
    Sincerely,
    Gary.

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  3. Hi Lisa, very wonderful painting and very interesting informations about your nice inspiration !!!
    My best season greetings for happy Christmas and New Year !!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing!
    LOVELY post, and art!

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  5. Another favorite, great painting and I admire your eye for details !

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  6. I especially love your charcoal drawing, best wishes :)

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  7. Wonderful post Lisa and I love this abstract painting!

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  8. very special indeed! I absolutely love the floor, wonderfully painted. I can really tell the size of the canvas freed up your technique. This piece has such a sense of harmony. It is surprising how working on a slightly different scale can affect the way paint is applied. Happy Christmas Lisa.

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  9. I love your painting Lisa and so enjoy hearing stories of where the inspiration comes from. It is such a treat to see your paintings and hear your stories. Thank you for sharing... have a wonderful Christmas season and look forward to more paintings and stories in 2016!

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  10. Love the complexity of the patterns in Cafe in Tribeca. This is a wonderful painting. You are on a roll again.
    Your drawing is great and Brian obviously worked some magic. You stayed true to your eye for patterns though - and I like that you did.
    Have e very special Christmas.

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  11. Gorgeous painting! You are amazing my friend! The abstract painting I really like! Very cool! That coffee looks so yummy! Merry Christmas! Big Hugs and Much Love!

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