Monday, May 2, 2011

The Pink Shell


Here is my newest painting, "The Pink Shell," which is available in my etsy shop! I have been wanting to paint another mermaid, and I did a larger one this time, a 12x16. For some reason I have been wanting to paint a little bit larger than usual lately. She took me about four days to paint. Here is a closeup:


I also wanted to let you know that the originals of "Free Bird" and "Metamorphosis" have come home from the art gallery and are available in my shop :)



I had a really fun commission recently, from the lovely Heather over at Rose Hill Designs! She asked me to do a painting of their adorable Chocolate Lab, Brownie. He is now happily at his new home :) I love painting other people's pets as I am such an animal lover myself. Thank you so much Heather, it was so much fun to do! :)


I also wanted to let you know that my mom Joni has started her very own blog with her friend Tonya! They are good friends at work and spend their weekends making beautiful mixed-media artwork (such as the lovely spring bird box below) and hunting for vintage treasures. I know it will be a lot of fun to read, and they would so appreciate it if you popped over and said hi! You can find their blog here.


I hope that everyone is having a great beginning to the week and enjoying the spring days! See you soon :)

17 comments:

  1. Oh this is so lovely! All those details in the underwater plants and her wavy hair :) She has such a beautiful face, it's always nice to see a close up so you can see all the amazing details you worked so hard on!

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  2. YAY!!!!! I love this new painting and of course Brownie...your artwork makes me happy! xo

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  3. such lovely pieces! My favorite is the mermaid.

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  4. Such beautiful work and the details are just amazing! You wow us again! ;)

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  5. Reminds me of Pop Surrealism...EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE!

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  6. P.S. Do you use acrylics or oils?

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  7. AWESOME! Pop Surrealism is my favorite kind of art lately. You should check out etsy.com/shop/mabgraves She is a local pop surrealist and she is just...wow. My inspiration.

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  8. I'm really loving this new mermaid, Lauren!!

    The highlights and lowlights in her hair are so realistic! The wavy fall of it, just gorgeous....and the eyes....the soulful eyes you do so well.....just beautiful :)

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  9. She is such an enchantress! I love the hazy soft tones you've used in this, Lauren. There's something silent and beautiful about it. oxx

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  10. wow, these are beautiful! the details in the faces is really amazing. Beautiful and dreamy mermaid too :)

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  11. What a gorgeous mermaid, Lauren! I am not surprised it sold so soon. She is amazing!!! I love your puppy commission, too. They always come out so whimsical and totally adorable. Congrats to your mom on the start of her blog - hurray! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! Theresa

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  12. Your pictures are delicate and whimsical. Your pets and women are charming. Beautiful artwork.

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  13. Hi, just stopping by to wish you a lovely week! Blessings and light, Amy

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  14. I just love mermaids and your new girl is so pretty! I love your color schemes...

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  15. What an absolutely enchanting party! I really enjoyed everything, and your art is amazing! Thank you so much for allowing me to join in on your fun :)

    Hugs,
    Deanna
    http://www.scrappilyeverafter-cheriese.blogspot.com/

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