Took Time Off

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Took Time Off

I took this weekend off from working. No painting, no etsy, no blogging, no taxes. Actually that last sentence is a lie. Saturday morning I updated esty listings and it’s Sunday night and I’m writing this blog. But I didn’t paint and I didn’t do anybody’s taxes. I will do both of those things tomorrow. […]

Happy Being a Drip

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in How To Paint | One Comment
Happy Being a Drip

Sometimes I’m surprised when I set out to paint something and it comes out just like I hope it will.  I decided to add water drops to the fern in the front of the painting and the drops would fall off the plant into the river and bounce back up.  I’ve painted waves, lakes, oceans, […]

It’s always better with a monkey bath

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To Paint | No Comments
It’s always better with a monkey bath

My brother David owns “The Bookman” a used bookstore in Orange California.  I can sit for hours on the floor in front of the animal section and look through the picture books they have in stock. The smokey misty feel of this tiger painting comes from a type of photo I’ve seen in one of those […]

Cellphone Critic

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in How To Paint | No Comments
Cellphone Critic

I like to hold my paintings up to a mirror when I feel there is something off in the way the animal looks, like the eyes not looking in the same direction or the stripes not going around it’s body. I found I can see what was is bothering me that way but try holding […]

Welcome To Laura’s Wildlife

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Family, Friends & Everything! | No Comments
Welcome To Laura’s Wildlife

Thank you for visiting my new blog! My name is Laura Curtin. I am a Southern California Wildlife Artist who takes pride in craftsmanship and realism. I combine my natural artistic ability with extensive research for my wildlife painting projects. Working predominantly with oils, my paintings depict wildlife in their habitats. Each painting tells a […]

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