Hi Creative Friends,
I am a professional artist who has been working in acrylic paintings for many years and also teach workshops. I have returned to painting watercolors because I challenged myself to a medium that is more difficult for me.
Through practicing, I have realized that my problem was that I was trying to use watercolors like I did acrylics. Too much paint!
So now I am pushing more water around then paint to create translucent layers. So many great watercolor videos art there to get you motivated. Just go to youtube and do a search.
Scroll down to see a couple of my Floral Ladies I painted.
And click here to view available work!
It’s in Her Eyes
9 x 12 Watercolor on paper
It's In Her Heart
9 x 12 Watercolor on paper sold
What can I say, at the end of the day my passion beyond painting music is playing music with friends and dancing to it. I love playing my djembe, cajon and my new acoustic bass guitar! My love for music can be seen in many of my paintings over the years.
Check out this video link to many of my paintings inspired by music!
Click link below to go to Youtube video!
My latest painting series features my love for the ocean, living near it in Central Florida,
and being concerned over the health of our oceans.
Also, I wanted to return to painting with a trowel and palette knife. It was quite freeing not working with a paintbrush and learning how to give up control of some of the mark making.
Click here to see the paintings available. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurasPaintBrush?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Treat yourself to a holistic, playful, and beautiful environment free from distractions where you can play with mark making in paint to explore personal expression and hush your inner critic.
Come spend the weekend painting, hiking, doing yoga, and stay on campus at the beautiful Atlantic Center for The Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
You can come for one or two days, spend the night or not. Add on meals made by our chefs. Design your weekend!
To read more about me, Laura Bohn click here.
To learn more about retreat click here http://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/event-or-exhibition/intuitive-painting-and-movement-an-arts-and-wellness-retreat/
Some of my paintings are now available on Etsy at Lauraspaintbrush
Here are a few examples! Click on link and email me with any questions!
Animal As Metaphor: Expressive Art Journaling online class
In this class we will create an art journal spread based on the live class I have taught as an art educator and art therapist. I am also a professional painter so I love to add layers of paint, pencils, collage, and found imagery to my journals.
You will learn how to use animals as metaphors for storytelling. Many cultures have animal totems, spirit animals, power animals. In art therapy I have learned that archetypal animals that we relate to helps us tell our stories through symbols and metaphors. So I have created this online art journal class all about this work.
The wonderful aspect of online classes is that if you don’t have time to go to a live class you can take a class on your own schedule and also pause the videos and rewind if you need!
Video classes are a game changer for artists! For the student to see the artist working with an application of paint, and other tools is way more interactive than reading a lesson.
Of course here you have both videos and PDF files to keep. This course is only 20 dollars with life time access.
Here is the link!
As a professional artist, art educator, and art therapist I truly enjoy facilitating expressive art journaling workshops.
Even if I only have a few minutes to be creative on a busy day, I can play around in my art journal.
I have created my first follow along free video on painting backgrounds.
It is only one way to use acrylic paint to paint background pages but hope you can open up your mixed media journal and follow along here!
Feel free on giving me any constructive criticism on how to improve videos.
A few years I traveled with my husband to Big Sur for the first time. The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most beautiful traveling highways I have ever been on. I took a photo while I was there and here is the result being this painting of Big Sur.
I don’t know exactly where the road has been washed out in the huge landslide but now that the part of the highway is buried under tons of rocks the landscape has changed and man has to figure out how to change with it.
Anyway, I have enjoyed having this painting with me and I want to share this painting so it is available on Etsy so check it out. Payment plans available so send me a message with any inquiry at all.
Enjoy! Click here on LaurasPaintbrush for more information.