53 thoughts on “Wind(ow)-blown

    1. lol thank you so much Jill! I really am enjoying the canvas paper too! I am feeling very safe with the 6 x 6 but I recently bought a 9×12″ canvas paper pad I’d like to experiment with too. I don’t know how you paint so large! Did you start out painting large too, or did you start small and gradually build? I recently bought some v large (for me) canvases on clearance at Blick and can’t work up the courage to even think about painting on them yet. But looking forward to growing into them. Do you use an easel when you’re painting big?

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  1. I started out painting small – like 8×10 size so not quite as small as you! πŸ˜ƒ I just started painting really big – 22×30 from a class I took. I like painting big but it does take more time. And yes, I use an easel but it is only a table top one so I take over the kitchen when I start painting. Lol! I hope to buy a floor easel from Dick Blick. A friend recommended one that folds up and costs about $100 which is pretty reasonable. I find that I like standing when painting big. One idea for you to try, create a smaller size within your larger paper by drawing a border around the inside of your paper. This may help you feel less intimidated by the larger size. Hope this helps! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ¨πŸ‘

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    1. I’d love to hear more about that easel, Jill! I think I would want to stand too. I’ve not looked at many easels, but whenever I see them, they are high. $100 sounds good! 8 x 10 sounds like a manageable size, I should really try it, Jill. Be bold and fearless! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your tips & encouragement (as always). ❀

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! I’m hoping to open a shop with these as part of goods for sale, as they seem to get a nice reaction here on WP! Not sure if it’s a “no-no” to sell art on paper canvas? But I don’t see how it’s much different than watercolor paper. Any thoughts?

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        1. Thanks so much, Sharon! I think this is a wonderful idea and will definitely be looking into it. Not sure if they make standard mats for a 6×6″ piece, so I may need to find a cutter & learn how to cut my own! That should be fun lol!

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  2. great inspirational series Laura ! hey, have you thought about Society 6? download your design, and it doesn’t matter if its on canvas, paper, etc… ( A Thought!!) other than my own lack of tech skills, I like Soc6 but there’s some others I’m now looking at to add to as well.
    Your colors, and designs would be perfect for textiles/cushions/shirts/etc. ((LL)) 3d

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    1. Debi, you’re so sweet! Yes, I’ve been thinking about S6 for some time. I’m glad to hear you like it, as I know Cynthia does as well. I’m so glad you feel that my abstract stuff would do well there. VIDA has also contacted me again, and I am trying to decide what to upload to them, as their license is more exclusive. They will not accept everything sent to them, but once they do, then whatever they will produce (scarves, accessories, etc.) – you basically give up the right to use that image to produce the same type of item. Their commission structure is pretty generous though, so I’m thinking that is probably a good one to pursue (and hopefully not so tech-heavy? not sure about that). I’d be curious too for those other avenues you’re pursuing – what you think of those and if you’d recommend them. I do really like the idea of upload the image, and then let another company who is in the business of printing, packing & shipping take care of everything else. Leaves us more time to create. Thanks as always for your pearls of wisdom, they are much appreciated! ❀

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    1. Thanks so much, Steven! So glad you like. I am definitely going to be creating more windows in different color families, as I’d like to open a shop offering these as small (therefore affordable) paintings, and I’d like my work to appeal to a broad audience. I always appreciate your time and feedback.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bro! (((((((((((Charlie)))))))))))) I plan to do more, but in different color families, hoping to appeal to a broader audience. I’m thinking the colors of spring and summer now, then for the fall I’ll be focusing on those luscious fall shades. Looking forward to it. Thanks as always, Charlie! ❀

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    1. Thanks so much, Jodi! I am actually thinking of opening a shop with these as original small (thus more affordable) paintings. I really like Sharon’s suggestion of adding a mat to present a finished appearance. Not sure if there are standard mats for a 6×6″ piece, though, or I may need to get a mat cutter (and learn how to use it)! I’d also like to upload these designs to Society6 and in all likelihood, to VIDA as well. We’ll see what happens! I’m feeling ready for a launch! Thanks for all of your enthusiasm and encouragement! ❀

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            1. Congratulations! You seem to really be enjoying it! I’m not sure the printing, packaging and shipping part is for me, which is why I’m thinking VIDA & S6, but I figure it’s worth trying it just to see? Hopefully it’s not too hard to figure out how to set it up, etc. Glad you’re doing so well with it!

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      1. I meant taking the images as inspiration for a textile piece. I could see layers of fabric with stitching on top.
        Yes the Mets had quite an inning last night! Let’s hope both teams can keep it up.

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  3. Laura, I love how you softly indicated waves of white crests connecting your other two elements, wind and sunshine very well. There’s nothing more wonderful than the way the waves refuses to stop kissing the shoreline.

    Connie

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