Artist's Journal

The popular artist blog by abstract artist, Lisa Daniel.

GO GET IT

ANOTHER POUR OF GOLD Believe it or not this milky pour will be a beautiful gold. This is the thing, even though I know it will look great, it still is a bit of a surprise to me. Every pour is risky in its own way. And it’s like Christmas morning walking into the studio…

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IDEAS & CELEBRATION

IDEAS Ideas come and go. Some stick, some don’t. This one keeps coming back to me. Working with fabric & paper on canvas in addition to pouring. I have 3 canvases in the studio right now that I have fabric and/or paper in them. This shot is a recent pour. I love the way the…

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MONET’S BRUSH STROKE

WHATCHA GOT? Finally done with this purple one. It needs a title. I have a folder in my office that is called ‘Word Library’. I collect words that I like, that might be part of a good title, that resonate with me somehow. A favorite art coach suggested this a long time ago & I…

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KABOOM

KABOOM What other word could you possibly use to describe Cobalt Blue??? Damn it’s a great color! Especially against gold & bronze. Layering up this painting with big pours is like herding cats but it’s getting there. And very much worth the blood, sweat, & tears!

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MAKING IT HAPPEN

STAY WHERE I PUT YOU PLEASE More progress with the bronze & gold 5 footer. I love the size but the bigger you get the harder it is to control. Sometimes I have to really get the painting off the floor, as you can see here. I want the paint to stay where I want…

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WRAPPING IT UP

SQUARE This is one of the 5 footers. Digging the square again. I’ve been painting rectangle canvas for a bit-it was free to me-so I used it. But my heart is in the square. Not sure why but that is where it’s at. Red of course is an awesome color in oh so many ways!…

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