Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
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. ...