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
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!
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
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.
Hi guys, just wanted to share some of the work I have been doing.
As a professional artist, I have exhibited in galleries, shows and a couple of museums.
I enjoy creating large and small paintings that are highly. detailed high end work for special exhibits. I also enjoy creating quicker fun studies that are more affordable for many people. For quite awhile I struggled to understand my need to create both. While I labor for many weeks or months or over some of my work that is especially made for galleries or other exhibits I also create quicker smaller paintings that are more affordable. Enter Etsy! I have been able to do just this here. I have enjoyed selling 15 paintings on Etsy of far.
This little 9 x 12 acrylic painting is titled Leaf Love. It is ready to hang with painted gallery wrapped edges. It is a good example of a small affordable painting I just created for sale on my Etsy Store where you can shop at Lauraspaintbrush
I have a coupon code for free shipping here so just plug it in at purchase time springgifttoyou16 offer ends May 14th, 2016
So, now a little on the process or the art of creating art!
For this particular piece, I first played with colors that attracted me. Reds, iron oxide, yellow ochre. Once I had a fun background I found some blue greens that were complimenting the colors and added them along with a little colored tissue paper. The leaf study came from the curve of a plant in my yard. Nature is always a constant inspiration for me even in a modern painting. The contrasting black and whites came after I drew out the vine.
A little about movement. I love to show a line here or there that moves around the canvas to suggest movement. It can be a brush stroke or line to enhance the painting.
So please come check out more of my work here at lauraspaintbrush