Artist Notebook

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

Useful Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

Useful Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

Gifts for Artists Do you have an artistic loved one in your life and want to find a thoughtful, but useful gift? Gift giving can be stressful when you want to find a thoughtful gift that really has the recipient ...
Blue Abstract Art for Decorating Your Walls

Blue Abstract Art for Decorating Your Walls

  Blue Abstract Art for Your Walls Blue, the most glorious of colors. It makes up the oceans and sky, yet aside from those, blue rarely occurs in nature. Across many cultures, it was the last color to be named ...
Choosing Art: Prints or Originals?

Choosing Art: Prints or Originals?

You decided you want to start collecting art. You have wall space galore and an affinity for the unique and eclectic. You know your style. So then a big conundrum many people face is: do I go with a print ...
Affordable Gifts for the Quirky Art Lover

Affordable Gifts for the Quirky Art Lover

Gifts for art lovers Eclectic art lovers are surely the most fun to shop WITH, but choosing a gift FOR them might be a different story. Obviously, none of of us want to do something as risky and buying someone ...
An Abstract Painting Series in Sea Green: Emote

An Abstract Painting Series in Sea Green: Emote

  Emote is my latest series of themed abstract work, featuring greens, blues, and gold. A lake surface of green and blue hues fills me with so many different emotions at different points in time. Growing up in the land ...
Art Prints for A Quirky Nursery Wall

Art Prints for A Quirky Nursery Wall

Art Prints for a Baby or Toddler Bedroom   Decorating your baby nursery is easier than ever in the age of the internet. Or maybe it is actually more difficult. We used to just set up a crib and place ...