Artist Notebook

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

Are You A Big Art Person, Or A Tiny Art Person?

Are You A Big Art Person, Or A Tiny Art Person?

Choosing your art size. Tiny art. Huge art. Each brings out different feelings in us. Large scale art makes a big impact no matter how minimal the design. Tiny art is intricate due to its size. Tiny art can be ...
3 Ways To Incorporate More Art Into Your Life

3 Ways To Incorporate More Art Into Your Life

  Do you want more visual art in your life, but don’t know how to go about it? Maybe you long for one of those eclectic homes where everything looks like it has a story behind it. Or perhaps you ...
The Longtime Love Affair with Blue, A Sorta Color Study

The Longtime Love Affair with Blue, A Sorta Color Study

Loving blue. Trends come and go. Styles change. Pantone tells us the new IT color before it even becomes IT, life goes on. And some things stay the same. Do you remember your favorite color from childhood? Has it stayed ...
5 Tips For Displaying Your Art

5 Tips For Displaying Your Art

  Have you always dreamed of having a well appointed home with a beautifully displayed art collection? Odds are, you already have an art collection or the beginning of one, so get it out and show it off! Whether you ...
Make An Art Book: Preserve The Memories of Your Old Artworks By Making A Book

Make An Art Book: Preserve The Memories of Your Old Artworks By Making A Book

(contains affiliate link) Have you ever, as an artist, sold a painting and wished you had more documentation of it before it left? More memories? Do you have trouble remembering all the pieces you’ve painted? As artists, we tend to ...
Cactus Paintings On Canvas: A Mini Cactus Art Odyssey

Cactus Paintings On Canvas: A Mini Cactus Art Odyssey

Do you love houseplants? I sure do! I started my cactus collection back in college. At that time (late 90s) the vintage bohemian apartment filled with plants was not trendy, it was just what we did since our landlords wouldn’t ...