This week’s featured artist is Lisa Lorenz, a painter from Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally from Canada, Lisa’s paintings are bright, cheerful, and stylized, and are often based on her travels through Europe and Asia.
I was immediately drawn to the way she used geometric color planes and repeated elements (like windows, sails and waves) in this painting, Colours of Nyhavn II.
Notice how the colors of the houses get bolder and more intense leading to the right, and yet the boats are all pointed in the other direction, towards the bottom left.
This creates a subtle zig-zag pattern within the painting and will keeps viewers visually captivated for longer periods of time.
When she’s not painting exotic locations from around the world, Lisa adds to her series of floral still lifes.
Many of her flower paintings reminded me of designs found on Tiffany Lamps. They both have beautifully organic shapes separated by thick lines and filled in with rich, textured color.
You can easily imagine light shining through most of them; at least I did, when browsing through them on her website.
In this final piece, entitled An Italian Summer’s End, organic forms give way to geometric patterns once more.
Lisa truly has an illustrator’s eye for pattern and color. Her paintings are consistently fun to look at and even have a slightly youthful quality to them without being childish.
To see more of Lisa Lorenz’s work, visit her website or drop in at her studio blog if you’d like to look at a few of her paintings currently in progress.
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
Today I'll be featuring paintings by Susan Jenkins , an art teacher and painter from California. After looking through her work, I decided that if I had to choose just one word to describe her paintings it would have to be "delicious." And not just her paintings of food, although sh. . . read more
This week's featured artist is Lisa Carney, a creator of mixed-media abstract art who focuses on collage, assemblage, and photomontage. As you'll see from the following pieces, Lisa's artwork has a lovely hand-pasted, textural style—each one has multiple patterns mixed with several layers of p. . . read more
Finally able to paint full-time at the age of 70, a blank canvas is still Jane Tracy’s ultimate inspiration. . . her highly personalized acrylic paintings are intense, compositionally sound and uniquely textured. Cosmic Journey One is a recent finished piece, showcasing a refined style with st. . . read more
Today's featured artist, Jeanette Jarville, has quite a unique way of painting—or at least it's a method I haven't come across before. Instead of painting on stretched canvas Jeanette paints on clear acrylic sheets, starting FIRST with her signature, which her subsequent brushstrokes cover up.. . . read more
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