Artist Notebook

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

Cactus Canvas Painting with Blue Background, Prickly Pear In Moonlight

Cactus Canvas Painting with Blue Background, Prickly Pear In Moonlight

Prickly Pear In moonlight 20×20 canvas This colorful surreal cactus scene has a prickly pear cactus patch under a deep blue night sky with abstract star shimmer in a gold metallic ink. Botanicals are one of my favorite subjects and ...
Blue Violet Ink Abstract Painting, Center

Blue Violet Ink Abstract Painting, Center

Title: Center June is tornado season across the Midwest plains. It gives new meaning to being at the center of everything. This abstract painting is done in alcohol ink and acrylic on synthetic paper using droppers, brushes, and straws. The ...
Teal Blue Green Abstract Painting, Teal Thunder

Teal Blue Green Abstract Painting, Teal Thunder

Title: Teal Thunder Have you ever seen a thunder storm with snow? Our wintery weather in frigid Minnesota can be brutal and beautiful. Freezing tempertures, blowing flurries, and booming thunder over the frozen blue water of our 10,000 lakes…….. This ...
Magenta Pink Black Gold Abstract Painting, Lava Bay

Magenta Pink Black Gold Abstract Painting, Lava Bay

Lava Bay on 9×12 paper   Lava Bay is a majestic swirl of warm tones and metallics created with inks, isopropyl alcohol, droppers, and blown air on nonporous surface. This painting is a fluid art piece done using alcohol ink, ...
Gold Blue Abstract Painting, Acrylic Ink, She Saw It On the Mountain

Gold Blue Abstract Painting, Acrylic Ink, She Saw It On the Mountain

  Title: She Saw It On the Mountain ….and came to tell the story……. This abstract painting is done in alcohol ink and acrylic on synthetic paper using droppers, brushes, and straws. The main colors are dark blue, black, and ...
Blue Magenta Abstract Painting, Ink & Acrylic, Used To Be

Blue Magenta Abstract Painting, Ink & Acrylic, Used To Be

Used To Be 11×15 paper This abstract painting is done in ink and acrylic paint on watercolor paper using brushes and putty knives. The colors include yellow, aqua, magenta, white, and Indigo. created on archival acid free art paper with ...