Painting Project: Creating a Self-Portrait

Painting Project: Creating a Self-Portrait

For as long as humans have been making art they have also been creating self portraits. 30,000 years ago, prehistoric people decorated the Chauvet Cave in southern France and some of them sprayed pigment to make outlines of their hands in a very ancient form of self portrait. Ever since then, artists have been using their own image as a rich theme to develop their artistic skills and practice – Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Courbet, Egon Schiele, … [Read more...]

Lori’s New Summer Landscape Paintings

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Summer is a busy, but fun time of year for me. If you've been wondering why I haven't been blogging or tweeting as much, it's because I have been traveling, and painting! Each summer, Kneeland Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho, and Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, both include me in their plein air painting exhibitions. The invited artists are required to paint 8-10 new studio landscapes, and then we paint en plein air on location for 3 days. At the … [Read more...]


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