This year, instead of making resolutions or specific goals for the new year, I decided to choose a Word of the Year to guide me in 2019. That word was GRATITUDE. I hung the word up in my studio so that I could see it all the time and keep in mind all the things … More WOTY – Word of the Year
Last week was all about organizing the paint and this week it is the Distress Spray Stains. I need to sticker the tops of each bottle so that I can see the colors from the top when I am searching for the perfect background colors! I also am working on the free class with Tam … More What’s on the Project Table?
This week I am working on collecting, organizing and labeling my Distress paint and oxide spray collections and trying to decide how far the Tim Holtz rabbit hole I want to go down. Tim Holtz is the creator of the Distress collection for Ranger. His paints are fluid acrylics that span from neutrals to bright … More What’s on the Project Table?
The Pen Pal Painting Exchange, sponsored by the Brooklyn Art Library, is a way to make art and connect with people around the globe. $25 gets you a 4×4 canvas and a “Hello” card to fill out and pays for the cost of running the program. HOW DOES IT WORK? Order the kit. Paint/draw/collage/photograph the … More Pen Pal Painting Exchange
This year’s Inktober was a lot of fun and allowed me to get in some quality doodling practice! My favorite pen for this turned out to be the the Sakura Gelly Roll White pen and I went through a 3-pack! Check out my Instagram @lisampaynestudio for the individual post which give you the prompts for … More Inktober 2019 – Done!
Have you heard about the idea of choosing a word of the year? I like it so much better that making a New Year’s Resolution that I will inevitably not resolve. A word of the year is something with so many facets depending on your circumstances that day, something you can post anywhere to remind … More The Attitude is Gratitude
One morning this week I was rushing to get out the door to walk the dog. Timing is everything on the morning walk because if we get out just a few minutes later than normal, we risk not being able to see several of his dog friends. We had had heavy rain the day before … More Rainbows
I don’t always know immediately why I am drawn to something. Nature is beautiful. Life is beautiful. I like to try to capture this to remind us of the inherent beauty in life and in ourselves as human beings, no matter how small that beauty may be. When I start a new piece and … More Why I Do What I Do
Happy July and Happy World Watercolor Month! World Watercolor Month was started in 2015 by Charlie O’Shields – a man who picked up a watercolor brush one day and never looked back. He created the website, Doodlewash, to spread the word about watercolor – it is fun, relaxing and anybody can do it. World Watercolor Month … More World Watercolor Month has begun!
Dear Friends, I am so thrilled to bring you 3 new watercolor series this week – Skies and Clouds, Sunshiny Flowers and Extravagant Hues! Each piece is no more that 2″x3″. I have been moving in the direction of miniature work for sometime but did not really realize it until recently. When I view any … More 3 New Series!