October 24, 2011

Slideshow from Art Camp 2011

Hello all!   Please enjoy this slideshow of images from the studio this summer! I know I've missed a number of you.... (some things were inadvertently erased from my ipod :( ) I would love to share everyone's work, so if you would like to include yours just let me know! 

The music on this video is by Brooke Fraser, a musician I love. Check out her stuff on itunes.

Comments and compliments for and by students are welcome!



October 14, 2011

Plein Air!

It has been forever since I've done a plein air painting--someone was just asking me about it too, and I hoped I'd get a chance to do one or two while up north for Thanksgiving weekend.

I have a rickety outdoor easel--(a Costco special, anyone?)--that now needs my hubby's trusty Leatherman to set up properly. But no amount of mechanical frustration could surpass the beauty of this place and the excitement of capturing it in the moment.

The weather this past weekend was incredible, and this gorgeous landscape was literally in my lap that whole time. My husband might testify that I was a somewhat neglectful mother while working on this. Annie spent far too much time "napping"...or chit-chatting to herself the tent trailer behind me... Hopefully she thinks the painting was worth it! :)

"By the Boat Launch" Sandy Beach Resort on Balsam Lake, Ontario.
Oil on board, approx. 12 x 14"  For Sale $275 tax incl.
Copyright 2011 Lisa Smouter

October 12, 2011

Happy Fall!

It has been a while since my last post--Art Camp was a hit, and I'm thankful that it ran so smoothly!  I'll be putting up a slideshow of student artwork soon, so you can see what we were up to.

A snapshot of Annie, behind the couch, getting into my paintbrushes that I thought were safely hidden away!

I've also recently completed a large pencil drawing in collage style which I hope to show you soon. Thanksgiving weekend spent on Balsam Lake also gave me opportunity to do some "plein air" painting while Annie napped. A photo of that will be up asap.