Artist's Journal

The popular artist blog by abstract artist, Lisa Daniel.

PASSION FOR TEXTURE

TEXTURE Loving this color combination….that peachy color I poured has tinted iridescent medium in it so it will have a beautiful, funky, metallic look when it’s dry. Can’t get enough of that underlying texture below the gesso either. Interesting things are happening after every pour.

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2023 COMIN’ IN HOT!

YELLOW ON YELLOW ON GOLD Feeling the need to change it up for the new year. Been wanting to expand my color horizons….experimenting with yellow. Who knew how gorgeous yellow really is??!! And oh so many choices. Love it on the gold background.

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ALMOST DONE…

GOLD POUR This painting is almost done! A few more layers of gold and it will be done. Hard to not overwork a painting like this-the first few pours were very complicated but ended up nicely. Now, I need to keep my hands off of the rest of it-that is the tricky part!

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DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

DETAILS 1 Working on a series of 4 paintings. This is a detail of one painting. The compositions are based on a painting that my Dad painted a long time ago, a very special childhood place with warm memories, the skeleton tree. Gold background with warm oranges, pinks & yellow’s with bold strokes of dark…

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WHAT A BLAST!!!!

TACOMA STUDIO TOURS-GUEST WALL What a successful weekend!! Big fat thanks to all who stopped by! I had over 100 people tour through the studio. What great conversations were had! And very international….take a look at the guest wall and you will see an international flair including Ukrainian & German. Great artwork on the board.…

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KIND OF BLUE

BLUE One of my favorite albums of all time,’Kind of Blue’ by Miles Davis-playing it right now in the studio. I cannot seem to get away from blue recently. I’ve got no less than 5 paintings currently on the floor that have some kind of blue in them. Digging this blue and gold on black!

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