lorahliemaybe~

All Canvases are 2018 (I replace all works available in two year cycles) original paintings created with the finest Artist quality Acrylic paint and mediums with the best Acrylic Polymer varnish out there.

The substrate I use is Deserres own mid price brand (unless stated otherwise) of wood stretched cotton gallery wrapped canvas (3/4″ Depth unless otherwise stated) with a quality gesso primer. I use no other! I’ve tried the cheap brands over the years but I’d rather spend a bit more for the quality and durability of the Deserres.

Direct from me pricing does not include extra vendor/gallery fees added on (which usually doubles and often triples the purchase price). Best value when purchased right from moi!

6″ x 6″ Mini Canvas Mounted 300g paper…it’s never too soon to invest in an Art Collection!  Start small with a very affordable price point of $25.00 and $30.00. 

All are complete canvases with 4 varnish coats and a Matte White border. 

HighLowBluemini2

Size~ 6 x 6
Medium~Acrylic/Ink Paper mounted on Canvas
Title~ “High/Low in Blue Mini”
For Sale~ $25.00

Lately I have been quite taken with the effect of a split image.  As a frequent migraine sufferer (yes I will say suffer!) this is often how I see…bits and pieces at a time.

On a happy note…this was great fun to do!

HighLowBluemini

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Or you may choose the top level of Deserres Apollon brand 1″ depth gallery wraps priced at $30.00.  Though twice the cost per canvas the Apollon brand has a more substantial feeling, with a thicker canvas.  4 coats of varnish with Matte White border.

BlendedForistmini2

Size~ 6 x 6
Medium~Acrylic/Ink/Crackle Medium Paper mounted on Canvas
Title~ “Blended Forest mini”
For Sale~ $30.00

Abstracted forest piece.  Super cool medium creates a Fresco appearance.

BlendedForistmini

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ScratchBlackmini2

Size~ 6 x 6
Medium~Acrylic/Ink/Painting Medium Paper mounted on Canvas
Title~ “Scratch Black mini”
For Sale~ $30.00

The first “Scratch” to be added to the gallery, Black, Red, Purple I want to do them all!!

ScratchBlackmini

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AlphabetSoupmini2

Size~ 6 x 6
Medium~Acrylic/Ink/Painting Medium Paper mounted on Canvas
Title~ “Alphabet Soup mini”
For Sale~ $30.00

Totally Abstract with no deep meaning or intent on my part.  I like dots!

AlphabetSoupmini

 

 

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 Some examples of 2018 sold works:

canyon

Size~6 x 6
Medium~ Acrylic/Clay Medium on Canvas
Title~ “Canyon”

Hot Pinks, Oranges and Sky Blues is one of my favorite color combinations (think of Turquoise Gemstone with Corals!).  Subtly textured and detailed with fine line Black brush strokes.  You may be surprised at how I trim and mangle my brushes to get the just right thickness and contour.  

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feildsforeverSize~20 x 24
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Rainbow Fields Forever”

We used to travel in the Summer to Salt Lake City when I was a child to visit relatives. Though this is imaginary, this scene reminds me of those times driving through the Nevada desert. My aim was for bold, but not garish, colors of which I believe have been achieved!

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festival13Size~14 x 18
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Festival”

There is just something about the color and energy that makes a city festival come alive! Inspired by the famous Greektown “Taste of the Danforth” foodie festival held annually in Toronto, Ontario.

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Riverdale1Size~ 14 x 18
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Riverdale”

Riverdale/Lesleville is another hub within the City of Toronto very close to Greektown. This particular location is a family favorite, especially for snow sledding in the Winter. I have my own memories of my family spending time there throughout the seasons. A somewhat melancholy piece…my children are not little wee ones anymore and I miss those times…

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Untitled2018LLaughrenSize~ 10 x 14
Medium~ Acrylic/Mixed Media on Canvas
Title~ “Untitled”

I decided to leave this piece as Untitled. That way, my words wouldn’t alter or influence the spectator’s interpretation. They can form their own story and impression. The woman has her back towards the viewer. As an observer, ask yourself why is this so? Is your answer derived from personal experience? How you view women and their challenges? Or was she hurt from some horrific violent action and is too shamed to meet your gaze?

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Where the BeachSize~ 12 x 16
Medium~ Acrylic/Mixed Media/Copper on Canvas
Title~ “Where The Beach Meets My Dark Heart”

The base of this piece has been painted in Acrylic-a loose Seascape with a towering dark building at it’s side. I incorporated designer paper, cotton fibre, and a pressed flower into the design. A handmade custom Copper metal plaque with the etched words “where the beach meets my dark heart” has been riveted to the canvas.

Inspired by Woodbine Beach and the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Toronto.

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IMG_20180110_141629Size~ 10 x 10
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Cliff”

The cold beauty of being on the precipice of mental illness.

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floral11Size~ 10 x 10
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Summer Fun”

A memory of a hot, hazy summer day. Soft yellows and greens, the coolness of the dark earth.

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seascapeoneSize~ 40 x 40
Medium~ Acrylic on Canvas
Title~ “Abstract Seascape”

A piece such as this is quite technical and requires definitive precise brushstrokes and much layering. Not as easy as it looks in its simplicity!

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woodland dancer

Size~6 x 6
Medium~ Acrylic/Crackle Medium on Canvas
Title~ “Woodland Dancer”

What is more enchanting than a wispy woodland dancer?  The Gentleman who purchased this piece certainly was!  Stared at it for a good ten minutes and carried it home upright without packaging.  The Love look that always moves me!

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~~Please note~~ I the artist reserve the right to copy, print or otherwise distribute my images as I see fit (commissioned pieces distribution rights are negotiated at time of purchase) including after the sale of the original~~

~~pricing is subject to change without notice~~

~~Commissioned works are rated by the hour ($15.00) with an additional supplies and materials fee scale available upon request.  Estimated hours (minimum of 3) is usually accurate and often less! A deposit (50%) and brief contract outlining the details of the piece may be required ~~

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