This week in my art studio

This is my weekly studio update! There are less than 3 weeks until my first fall show (Goodlettsville Arts and Antiques Festival, Saturday, September 12, 10 am – 4 pm, in front of Goodlettsville City Hall) so it’s crunch time … Continue reading

How to draw free hand on a canvas

Lauren Spires Fine Art_drawing tutorial 7

Tonight at my weekly Thursday night art class, I started a commission piece of a still life bell pepper. There are many ways to draw on canvas – using pencil, charcoal, thinned down paint etc… – whichever method you choose is … Continue reading

This week in my art studio…

lauren spires fine art_pumpkin_5x5 oil on wrapped canvas

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Sorry it’s been a while since I have posted! I was out of town for vacation all of last week, but definitely hit the ground running when I came home! I made a lot of progress on several of my pumpkin … Continue reading

This week in my art studio 

I made quite a bit of progress on several pumpkin paintings and finally got around to signing a daisy painting that has been done for several weeks.   I am almost done with this pumpkin…I need to do a little more … Continue reading

Roger Dale Brown Workshop Day 3 and final reflections 

Roger began the final day of the workshop with a demo. He painted what we all felt was a boring reference photo, and turned it into an absolutely lovely painting. It was really helpful to watch Roger start and finish … Continue reading

Roger Dale Brown Workshop Day 2

I returned to Warehouse 521 this morning for the second day of the Roger Dale Brown workshop. I arrived early so that I could work on yesterday’s piece before the workshop began. I was more careful with my paint application … Continue reading

Roger Dale Brown Workshop Day 1

My thumbnail sketch with darks shaded in.

Today was day 1 of the Roger Dale Brown workshop at Warehouse 521 in Berry Hill and boy am I tired! Painting may not seem like it would be exhausting, but when you’re not used to painting for 8 hours … Continue reading

This week in my art studio…

I finished one pumpkin painting…voila!     Aaaaaand I made progress on one of my sunflower paintings…added in some dark values to the petals and finished the background. Here you can see a before and after: Because I’m working diligently … Continue reading

Cello commission

I loved painting this commission piece for my younger cousin, Victoria, who is a fantastic cello player. This is an 8×10 oil on canvas panel: Victoria lives in San Antonio, Texas and absolutely LOVES her painting – as if the … Continue reading