Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Great Gifts For Artistic Painters

Great Gifts For Artistic Painters

Gift ideas for Painters If you have an artist in your life who spends much of their time painting, these gift ideas are here to save you. Whether it is a birthday, holiday, or a whatever occasion, we can agree ...
A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

A Winter Evergreen Collage Pattern

pillows for December   “You Are Evergreen” is now a pattern! This funky little conifer started out as an alcohol ink fluid painting and then I cut it up into strips and reconstructed it collage style, to create a wintery ...
An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

An Abstract Blue Painting Trio: Cryptic

  “Cryptic” I, II, and III, are a blue journey beneath the murky surface of Cedar Lake. Cut through the green milfoil sheen of algae and indulge in the lake bottoms world of life and decay. My kids have done ...
Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

Butterfly Collage Art: The Flutterbye Collection

I will be the first to admit, butterflies are not my usual style. However, I have three daughters, and they have a lot of requests. And then, one thing led to another and my studio was filled butterfly collages. Or ...