Artist Notebook

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

Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

Mankato Art Event: Starving Artists Under the Bridge

  If you live in the south-central region of Minnesota, come join us in supporting our local art scene! Starving Artist is a site-specific art experience event that raises funds for Twin Rivers. This event will be interactive and host several ...
Abstract Turquoise Art

Abstract Turquoise Art

Turquoise gallery wall For the love of turquoise. Whether it’s a chunky southwestern necklace or the perfect pop of color pillow, turquoise is a color that never really goes “out”. A little bit can go with any design. It is ...
Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else

  Find Your Bliss & Screw Everything Else Find your bliss. What kind of hippie shit is that? Well, it’s true. Find it. And say ‘Kiss off’ to anything else. (Within reason of course.) Here’s the thing. The odds of ...
What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

What Kind of Art Should You Collect?

  What kind of art should you collect? The short answer: Any kind you damn well want to. The longer answer needs to take a few things into consideration. If you love being a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of free spirit, then ...
Making Art You Hate

Making Art You Hate

  Making Art You Hate Ok, Ok, the word “hate” is more for dramatic effect. Recently, I made a 20×20 abstract on a wood canvas that originally showed some potential. Then I went too far. Then I painted over it ...
A Change In Seasons & A Mini Landscape

A Change In Seasons & A Mini Landscape

Our family went through a few changes recently. We added another child when our daughter, Naomi, was born at the end of summer. And we lost my father-in-law a couple months later to cancer. This was our first winter living ...