Lauren Maurer Artworks

June 8, 2009

DSDF – Love those shadows

Filed under: corn. watercolor and ink, dsdf, onion, summer, tomato — laurenmaurerartworks @ 3:25 pm

I was never a still life fan – but after seeing how several different artists and their unique style has made it look so good, I have learned to have a real appreciation for it! One of my favorite artists,R. Garriott does still lifes in a way that makes me really look at them in a whole new light. But still, I never took them on because I did not think my style was one that could pull it off.

So when the DSDF challenge was to paint this plate of summer veggies, I was really excited to give it a try. I looked at all the shapes together and took a look at those shadows and decided that watercolor and ink was the way to go.

For sale in my shop !



  1. Lauren, Beautiful job1 Judith

    Comment by judith — June 8, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

  2. What a sweet thing to say, Lauren, thanks! (I was never that fond of still lifes either until I found a way to 'modernize' them.)You did a beautiful job on your first still life! Very fresh and inviting.

    Comment by r garriott — June 8, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

  3. WOW !!!

    Comment by WherE2.Nxt — June 8, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

  4. Thanks!! 🙂

    Comment by laurens.paint.palette — June 8, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

  5. I really do love those shadows! It makes the whole thing pop. It's the perfect painting for summer.

    Comment by Kerri Settle — June 8, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

  6. Great job Lauren!

    Comment by hissnhowl — June 8, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  7. I think this is just fabulous and love the style. Great, great job.

    Comment by Anne Marie Propst — June 8, 2009 @ 8:56 pm

  8. love the pen and ink look.. i noticed on dsfdf and thouhgt, wow like the look of that one!!! great job!!

    Comment by Cindi — June 8, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

  9. Love the mixed media – very nice work!

    Comment by Claire — June 8, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

  10. The limited palette and contrasty shadows give this piece a modern look. Great job!

    Comment by Sheila — June 8, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

  11. Wonderful and loose. Really has a great feeling. Nice job.

    Comment by Dewberry Fine Art — June 8, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

  12. it's fabulous, lauren!!! looks good enough to eat!! 🙂

    Comment by lori vliegen — June 8, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

  13. Laurens – first thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love the pen and ink you've done on this – great shadows too. It's fun to see all the different paintings everyone comes up with.

    Comment by Karen Hargett — June 9, 2009 @ 12:32 am

  14. You did a gr8 job indeed…:)

    Comment by Megha Chhatbar — June 9, 2009 @ 7:59 am

  15. This turned out great. Nice contrast and bright color

    Comment by Stephen Dell'Aria — June 9, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  16. Thanks for your visit and comment. I enjoyed touring your site, your watercolors are beautiful! I read your interests, the only one I know who likes to floss! (Good for you!!!!)

    Comment by Mary Anne Cary — June 10, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  17. Love this Lauren!!!

    Comment by — June 11, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

  18. Fantastic first!!!

    Comment by Cathyann — June 11, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

  19. I can't believe this is your first SL. What a great job! Love your delicate style.

    Comment by Gwen Bell — June 13, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  20. Hi, Just found your blog today, and had to say hi from another SC artist.Love your work! I'll be back…

    Comment by DJ — June 13, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

  21. You'd never know you hadn't been painting still lifes on a regular basis, Lauren. You've given it that special translucent glow that's your signature. It's great!

    Comment by L.Holm — June 14, 2009 @ 3:10 am

  22. very nice watercolor of DSFDF. love the lines

    Comment by dominique eichi — June 14, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  23. Great job! I like how you simplified the subject. You seem to have an untamable media tamed.Thanks for dropping in on my blog.Phil

    Comment by Phillip G Holt — June 15, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  24. Thanks for the nice post on my blog" love those shadows" so do I.great job

    Comment by CONRAD — June 17, 2009 @ 3:40 am

  25. Very nice, Lauren! I checked your blog and really love your watercolors, especially the one of Luke.Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment!

    Comment by Carol Horzempa — June 22, 2009 @ 4:16 am

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