A History of Musical Paintings

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!

Musical Paintings

 

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Ocean on The Brain

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Hi friends,

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

 

 

 

Painting Pleasing Backgrounds

Greetings Everyone,

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExEr4Vv_Pl4

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More at  http://www.lauraknapikbohn.com/online-art-classes.html

 

 

Big Sur

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.

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Spring and the Hickory Tree

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Hi Friends,
So every year in our backwoods just before Spring,
the leaves of our Pignut Hickory tree unfold as if they are flowers! The new leaves appear pink before fully opening and turning green! This is so fascinating to me. Below I have documented the photo of the event. Above is my original painting of it. This Pignut Hickory Tree is native to Florida so I also included the native Zebra butterfly.

Anyone else find this fascinating?

Here is he original photo I took.

More at lauraknapikbohn.com

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the LIfe is my latest painting based on a lovely banana bloom I once witnessed while eating ice cream in New Smyrna Beach under this tree. Years later while painting it, I went to the kitchen to see a red rat snake peeking out from behind our refridgerator! So, the snake is now in the painting!

Here is online gallery link to size and details.

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Painting Process

Hi Friends,

Here is one of my latest paintings. I live in Florida and a few months back I saw the last magnolia flowers fall off our front yard Magnolias. I missed their fragrant blooms and so continued their lovely bloom with a tribute in paint!

I have been exploring adding collage and paint to my art journal but have been a bit afraid of adding collage elements into my paintings on canvas even though I add them to paintings on board.

So, I managed to add a little collage to this one, including the scientific name of the flower

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This painting is now featured at De La Vegas restaurant in downtown DeLand, Florida.

It is also available on Etsy

 

Leaf Love

 

 

 

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Hello Readers,

My name is Laura Knapik Bohn and I have been a working artist for many years.

I also teach art and in 2014 received a masters degree in art therapy.

To make it as an artist, I have found I need to not only sell artworks but share art processes through mindfulness techniques in arts and wellness and art therapy.  I also teach traditional art classes and children’s art classes.

I am having a summer painting sale.  Either free shipping for those of you out of the Central Florida are and for those of you in the Central Florida area I can give you a discount on a painting of your choice.

Check out the below link.

This sweet little painting is 11 x 14 .  I have been really into this color scheme with the reds, ochres and turquoise.

Check out artwork available.

Since I have written this blog, the above painting is now sold.

thank you