You've found my new website. Yay!
I'm organizing new solo adventures. Not only will I continue teaching painting and drawing classes, I'll also be creating new artwork on a solo journey, which I'll share along the way.
If you're impatient and don't feel like waiting for my sometimes erratic posts, feel free to visit me on Instagram @LauraMakesArt
I will likely be posting a mish-mash of teaching, videos and process on this blog. If you miss my previous blog, you can still visit it HERE.
Some of you know how much I love the chemistry behind painting. That can only be attributed to my former mentor Tad Spurgeon. He helped me transition from body painting and photography into oil painting on casts from the human figure. There's a lot of chemistry involved in all aspects of this work. This body of work (no pun intended) ended up with the title, Museum Anatomy - Heist.
My favorite blog posts of all time were the emailed conversations I kept with Tad for a year, which I lightly edited and posted online for all to see and learn from. I've come a LONG way since these days. This year, I was honored with a "Featured Artist" post on the Natural Pigments website. It's amazing how much you can accomplish by continuing to read and practice and read and practice... The information on oil painting never ends, it merely unravels. Here's my early attempts at learning with my very patient teacher, Tad Spurgeon.
If you're an oil painter, I highly recommend Tad's book. It's the book on my art studio shelf with the most dog-eared pages. Here's a link to "The Living Craft".
That's all for now. Please come back and visit, or follow my feed. I have no idea what an RSS feed is, but I have a feeling I'm about to find out. I look forward to adding educational content and further explanations about what's going on in my classrooms on this blog too! Get ready, it's going to be fun!