Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
The Roller Derby Art Print Collection

The Roller Derby Art Print Collection

The Roller Derby Art Collage Illustration Collection is here! Each quad skate is constructed from individually alcohol ink painted sheets cut into shapes and glued together into roller skate collage paintings. This style of illustration is quirky and fun for ...
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 ...