Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Storing Fine Art in Your Home

Image via Closet Works Do you swap out art with the season’s? Or maybe rearrange pieces with redecorating? In any case, I sometimes wonder how many people store artwork at home when it’s not simply stored on their walls. Properly ...
An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create

An Artist’s Dilemma: Finding Time to Create Do you have TIME for art? In this chaotic world of hectic schedules, most of us don’t have time for much of anything. Most us do not have the luxury of just painting ...
Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories?

Do Your Older Artworks Invoke Memories? I’m a photo album person. I actually send my photo files to be printed out and I place them in albums in chronological order. I also have a themed album for each of my ...
The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Uptown Art Fair In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair at Calhoun Square I left my heart….. In Calhoun Square…… Well, OK not really. My husband and I spent several years living in Uptown Proper in Minneapolis. We greatly enjoyed all the culture, entertainment, restaurants, ...