abstract art, art gallery

Now on Saatchi Art Gallery

Since I joined saatchiart.com as an artist last week, I have been busy getting prepared to ship paintings. One of the reasons I chose to join Saatchi was because I love the way they require their artists to ship paintings. They require you to use certain packing materials and follow about an eight-step process to prepare art for its travels to its new home. So here it is…a photo of all of my shipping supplies, minus the boxes. Now I need a bigger studio! Someday, someday…

Materials for shipping paintings

I ended up getting most of my materials — the foam board, bubble wrap, plastic sheeting, cardboard boxes, and packing tape from Home Depot. I purchased the glassine paper and cardboard corners from Amazon. It was a little tricky finding the foam board that was both long enough in length/width and in thickness. My friend and artist, Jaime Haney, suggested I try a hardware store, and sure enough they had what I needed.

Another reason I chose Saatchi is that they create prints on demand. I have really been wanting to get into selling prints of my work but didn’t want to carry print inventory. I have been tossing around selling prints for some time now, and I think using Saatchi for my prints is the way to go. You can even order frames with your art purchase, or order a canvas print. I love the way canvas prints look!

My art on saatchiart.com

So the next time you are looking to fill a bare wall, try Saatchi. There are thousands of artists and artworks to choose from.

Cheers,
Lori

abstract art, Evolution, intuitive art, style

Energy Series

I initially titled this series “Fearless,” but since then I’ve decided to change the title to simply “Energy.” These pieces feel very energetic to me, and I realized while painting these pieces that I would love for all my pieces to have an energetic feel to them.

Top Left: Pink Crush
Top Right: Dark of Night
Bottom Left: Hot Summer
Bottom Right: Lucky Ladybugs

Each of these pieces is size 12″ x 12″ and is on gallery wrapped canvas. I’ve even revised my artist statement based on this series. I have never felt so attached to pieces as I do these. I truly feel like they captured a piece of my soul and flowed out of me so naturally. I feel as though I hit a breakthrough with these pieces and evolved my style through these. My revised artist statement:

I consider myself an emotional painter, and early in my painting journey, I can remember being nearly paralyzed with fear in painting abstracts. Despite this fear, I knew abstract work was my true calling. In the beginning, it seemed as though I was afraid to unleash my emotions. I was also concerned with getting everything just “right,” which made it hard to even begin.

I eventually learned to express my emotions and rely on my intuition to guide each brushstroke. My paintings continue to evolve with each painting session. In my work, I focus on trying to create energy and embracing fearlessness as I try to experience something new with each painting. My pieces are representative of my emotional state at the time the piece is created.

Painting has saved me time and time again, but just as important as art is to my mental health, I love creating a feeling of energy with my paintings.

I am going to add more to this series, probably quite many, because I “feel” these pieces. I originally intended to release all the series together, but I decided to go ahead and post the first four. They can be purchased on my website.

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