Friday, February 26, 2016

Bugs, Shirts, and What My Gallery Space Looks Like

Caterpillar
mixed media on cradled wood
4 x 6 inch
(sold)

This has been a blazing and creative week.  I worked on a small commission piece for a friend and painted small works to take to the gallery for Final Friday tonight.  Caterpillar and Ladybug are two of those small works.

Ladybug
mixed media on cradled wood
4 x 6 inch
(sold)

Creme Shirts One, Two, Three
and Four
(sold)

I worked a lot in my sketchbooks last week and several of my pages were simply clothing.  I loved painting them so much, I decided to do a small series of shirts, which also went to the gallery.  You will likely see more of these.  

my space at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Tonight is Final Friday here in Wichita and this is what my space looks like as I type this.  Readings at the Dusty Bookshelf  (upper right and photo below) has a new frame.  It was in a black frame, but I like this one better.

Readings at the Dusty Bookshelf in a new frame.


I painted Readings...nearly three years ago, but it stayed in our home for quite some time before I first showed it anywhere.  It was inspired by a really atmospheric bookstore called The Dusty Bookshelf in Manhattan, Kansas.  My only regret about this painting is that I didn't paint the store cat that lives there.  Truth be told, I never even thought of it.  Atmosphere was my ultimate focus at the time I painted it.

detail
I am still on a mission painting faces.  I have a new project in mind which I will share more with you as things unfold.  This was what actually took most of my time this week!  Let's just say the words technical difficulties and leave it at that for now. :)

Happy weekend to you all and thank you tons for all your comments on Between Green Thread and Broccoli in the last post.  Your positive feedback made me so happy.  

♥ Lisa

17 comments:

  1. Everything is GREAT to see!!
    I like your style...it is very FOLKY!!!!

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  2. You have been busy. I love the words "blazing" and 'creative' - lucky you!
    The results are impressive. Caterpillar and Ladybug are wonderful and I think the shirts are little gems. Dying to see what you are up to and the eye in your detail is full of emotion....so it makes me even more curious.

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    1. Hi Julie, we are all lucky to get those blazing creative days aren't we? Thank you for your encouragement!

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  3. Your faces are so much softer and have a true romantic quality about them. I love the shirts, as much as I love the chairs. Simple objects made beautiful. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. I've been playing around a lot with faces and it's been good to branch out a bit. xoxo

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  4. Miss caterpillar is my favorite. I would like to meet her! Lovely work Lisa.

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    1. Love that you picked a favorite Helen. Thank you!

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  5. Very beautiful post with so amazing portrait paintings !!!

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  6. Your style is so personal and recognizable, and your space at the gallery looks great ! The detail of the face looks good too, not sure where the 'technical difficulty' could be...maybe where the bridge of the nose starts ? I have a lot of difficulties myself in getting that right so maybe ?

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    1. Hi Jane, thank you very much. My technical difficulties have been more about true technology rather than painting lately. Though I have had my moments with painting also. :)

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  7. Such beautiful work. Your gallery wall looks great. I also loved the video you posted on fb. Fun to see in your home studio!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! I will share that video here on my next post if I can get Blogger to upload it.

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  8. Lisa!! Wow!! Everything looks so wonderful! I am so proud and so happy for you! The ladybug and caterpillar paintings sing to me! Too bad you didn't include the cat, but it's still an amazing painting! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Stacy! I know! That cat!! Big hugs back. :)

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  9. a good saturday afternoon reading your blog. love the painting of the library above all

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