Artist Notebook

The Artist Notebook is a blog by Lake & River Studio featuring articles, news, latest works, and more.

Making A Mark: Analysis Paralysis In Painting

Making A Mark: Analysis Paralysis In Painting

I sit, staring in trepidation at the canvas. The piece has quite a bit of negative space. Any mark is critical right now. This is it. The moment I make or break this painting. I break into a sweat. If ...
Why Are Art Shipping Prices So High?

Why Are Art Shipping Prices So High?

The painful reality of shipping fine art. You’ve been there. We all have. You found something you love in an online shop, you go for it. You’re hitting “add to cart”! All is well and you update your zip code ...
For the Love of Green in Art and Design

For the Love of Green in Art and Design

A look at the color green. Go green. It’s not easy being green. Show me the green. Green. Green. Green! Green seems to be a commonly overlooked color when it comes to trends in art, decor, design, and the modern ...
Why Is Original Art So Expensive?

Why Is Original Art So Expensive?

An Abstract Painting Series in Sea Green: Emote   Art is not a need, it is a luxury item. Art will cost whatever price can be supported by the current industry in the current economy. It varies on materials, time ...
Adding Art & Creativity to Everyday Life

Adding Art & Creativity to Everyday Life

Escape to another world. Another time. Another day. Another realm. We all need a creative outlet that brings joy to our lives. An escape that helps us let out pent up tension or allows our thoughts to flow. Some find ...
How to Save Money on Art When Decorating Your Home

How to Save Money on Art When Decorating Your Home

You decided to get serious about making your home your own. You’re going to decorate. Or redecorate. In among the paint colors and fabric swatches, it occurs to you, you’re walls are forever bare! You can’t help but find yourself ...