Artist Notebook

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

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 ...
Original Abstract Ink – Aqua Epica & Flood

Original Abstract Ink – Aqua Epica & Flood

              Aqua Epica                                                                         Flood   Both are original ink paintings done on synthetic paper with ink, isopropyl alcohol, metallic mixative, straws, ...