Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Art In Progress: Abstract Paintings and Botanical Sketches

Art In Progress: Abstract Paintings and Botanical Sketches

There has been a lot of experimenting going on these days. I am all about the botanicals lately. Art in Progress: The behind the scenes look at creating available works and experimentation. I started off with ocean reef doodles and ...
Art In Progress: Abstract Paintings – Carry Me Away & Just Float

Art In Progress: Abstract Paintings – Carry Me Away & Just Float

Art in Progress: The behind the scenes look at creating available works and experimentation. Those gallery pics are always so nice looking. And the mock-ups in a room (In-situ) are maybe too nice too. Where are the toys and dirty ...
Alcohol Ink: The Viola Series – Original Paintings In Ink

Alcohol Ink: The Viola Series – Original Paintings In Ink

    The viola series is an alcohol ink trio featuring viola impatiens in abstract form on synthetic paper. They have a surreal look and mimic pressed flowers. Each painting is 5″x7″. (Matted to 8″x10″). It is coated in a ...
Up & Away + And You Also – Original Ink Paintings

Up & Away + And You Also – Original Ink Paintings

    These modern abstracts were fun to make and feel a bit like seaweed to me. This duo is painted in a watercolor style using acrylic ink on watercolor paper. The dot work is also in a water-based ink. ...
Alcohol Ink Art: The Small Emerald Agate Series

Alcohol Ink Art: The Small Emerald Agate Series

  Did you ever go agate hunting in ravines as a child? It was a favorite pastime of mine back in the day. I may have collected enough rocks to drive my mother crazy. The Emerald Agate mini Series contains ...