New Pages

November 13, 2017

Ciao amici!

Just a quick hello to tell you what is new here. I am having my very first art exhibit in Genoa, Italy on November 24th and that means I need to get myself organized!

I have created some new pages on the right column of this blog with new art galleries sorted by subject matter. So far, there is a Wildlife Gallery and Sea and Landscape Gallery. More categories will be uploaded this week so stay tuned!

These pages also list what medium was used, sizes and a thumbnail of the original painting. All originals are for sale and you can send me an email (lmarmstrong66@gmail.com) if you would like to know costs since shipping is always a bit tricky to figure out and estimate without specific particulars!

I am still working on some surprise abstracts so that new page is already scheduled to be uploaded November 24th, after I unveil them at my exhibit. I hope you enjoy them!

~namaste, Leah Marie

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First Public Exhibit

October 20, 2017

Well, I didn’t survive the 30 days of painting but it was a fun challenge and I learned a lot about what inspires me and how I feel about painting in general. For one thing, I learned that painting is a joyful time for me and if I force it with a time restraint the results are less gratifying. On the other hand, I also learnt that it is important to dedicate time every day to discovery and skill enhancement too. Painting every day lets you play with a kind of reckless abandon and that it is ok because it helps guide you into your own style as an artist.

I’m now happy to say that I will be hosting my first art exhibit here in Italy and if you are in the area I hope you will come by for a peek. I have a few pieces that have not yet been posted to social media and I am excited to unveil them on November 24th.

Send me a message here for more information if you are interested in attending the exhibit.

Hugs,

L

Day 18

September 18, 2017

Day 17

September 18, 2017

Yes, I know I missed a few days of painting! Such as life I guess but I shall not give up trying to keep up with this crazy challenge!

Day 14

September 14, 2017

I decided to try another one in the same style. It looks very different depending on the light in the room but I prefer to look at it in a darker setting because the colours are so moody.

Day 13

September 13, 2017

This was inspired by a request from a friend. He asked me to paint something from the archives of 1916 by Canadian artist Tom Thomson. I loved how the bright oranges contrasted with the blue sky and river and the dark hill and foreground really make the other colours pop out at you. I am inspired to do more with this colour palette in the future…

Day 12

September 12, 2017

Day 11

September 11, 2017

Yes, I am way behind schedule and gave up on trying to catch up! I did paint yesterday, but I didn’t like how it turned out so I trashed it. Oh well, will try to get back on track but no promises since life has a way of getting sidetracked now and then.

Here is the latest which was inspired by a post in Pinterest so I cannot take any credit for originality but it was fun to paint…

Day 7

September 8, 2017

I’m a day behind on painting again so this is a quickie to catch up.

Day 6

September 6, 2017