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!
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.
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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.
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
This painting is now featured at De La Vegas restaurant in downtown DeLand, Florida.
It is also available on Etsy