Author Archives: llawrence

About llawrence

I'm a portrait artist in the process of launching my career. I specialize in rustic and Southwestern portraits. I'm also a handcrafter of artist's pigments and colors, and I'm fascinated with anything to do with this subject. The colors I make are natural and traditional ones, made from earths, minerals and organic sources, in combination with other common materials. To drawing and painting I am now adding writing: specifically young adult fantasy (for now). I hope you'll find something here you'll like!

The Wig and The Scarf

These two actually went up on Ugallery before all the blog post excitement occurred. Here they are: The Wig, oil on canvas, 14×10″. This first one is of one of my favorite local models, Laura. Here she is wearing a … Continue reading

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Ugallery blog post

Fun news: one of my paintings, Destiny 2, has been featured in a “Piece of the Week” blog post over at Ugallery! Here is the painting: Here is the Ugallery blog post. The folks at Ugallery did a great job … Continue reading

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Portrait of Robin

Here is a portrait of one of our wonderful local models, Robin Satori. 12×9, oil on canvas board: This one uses one of my favorite palettes of earths, lead white and cobalt blue, the same that was used in the … Continue reading

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Destiny

Here are three works of one of our wonderful local models, Destiny. Two portrait paintings and a figure drawing, all from life, all done at ArtBeat on Main Street. 9×12. This one is available for sale at Ugallery here, and … Continue reading

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Tanei and the Mimic, part 2

Continued from part 1: Tanei felt her energy draining away. The feeling that she could not win against a creature who stole not only one’s face but one’s abilities, one’s very thoughts, threatened to overwhelm her. If she could not … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest writing competition

I’m participating in a writing contest given by Writer’s Digest. The contest: Prompt: Write a short story, of 700 words or fewer, that begins with the sentence prompt on the left. Here is the sentence prompt: “I’m going to disappoint you. … Continue reading

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New Artwork on Ugallery

This three-quarter length portrait painting, At Ivy Ranch, won a first-place award at the San Diego County Fair a few years back. This week I’m pleased to offer it for sale on Ugallery: Here’s the link: At Ivy Ranch

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