Lauren Maurer Artworks

August 28, 2010

Custom Wedding Dress Portraits

Filed under: bridal portraits, charcoal and watercolor, wedding dress, wedding memories — laurenmaurerartworks @ 4:43 pm
Perfect for brides… a custom painting of their wedding dress!

All I need is a picture of the bride facing forward in her gorgeous dress. 

I wish I could take credit for this great idea, but it was a lady who found me on Etsy and requested that I paint her cousins wedding dress as a gift. The very next night at a show, another lady asked that I paint her wedding dress for her that she could someday pass on to her daughter. I love it! 


May 19, 2010

In an acrylic mood….

Filed under: acrylic painting, adelaide homesewn, charcoal and watercolor, dear golden — laurenmaurerartworks @ 4:24 pm
I’ve done these two dresses before, actually, probably more than once, but always in watercolor with either charcoal or ink. I did these two in acrylic on 24″x36″ canvas (that is pretty big for me!). I did not think that I’d like them as much in this medium, but I think that I might! What do you think? The green peony dress is from the shop of Adelaide Homesewn, and the Prussian Blue dress is from the shop of Dear Golden
And…. since I feel like I’ve gone all girly and neglected all my guy friends out there, a Pumpkinseed Fish, one of many South Carolina Freshwater Fish! 
All in acrylic, since I’ve been in that kind of mood lately! Now, off to get ready for California for a girl’s weekend! 

May 16, 2010

Madison Avenue in Watercolor and Charcoal

Filed under: charcoal and watercolor, cityscape, new york city — laurenmaurerartworks @ 8:55 pm

I’ve been doing a good bit of dress paintings in watercolor and charcoal, and have really been enjoying it. So I thought I’d give it a shot in a landscape, or cityscape. This is a painting of Madison Avenue in New York City. I found it on Google Maps, which is my new favorite way to paint landscapes, thanks to The Virtual Paintout. The latest challenge is to paint a scene found in Czech Republic. I’m working on that one right now, also in watercolor charcoal.

March 3, 2010

Dresses, dresses, dresses….

Filed under: charcoal and watercolor, dear golden, dresses, vintage — laurenmaurerartworks @ 2:34 pm

 I am in love with Dear Golden’s gorgeous vintage, and I am so happy to have painted these for Lauren, from her personal favorites! If you haven’t already,  pop over and see what her shop has to offer! But if you want to buy everything you see, don’t say I didn’t warn you! 

February 25, 2010

Vintage Dresses… Charcoal and Watercolor

Filed under: charcoal and watercolor, dear golden, dresses, etsy, watercolor painting — laurenmaurerartworks @ 11:04 pm

 I have a thing for vintage dresses. Lauren, of Dear Golden was nice enough to let me use the photographs of the gorgeous dresses that she’s got in her Etsy shop to paint! I painted them with charcoal and watercolor on 300lb Arches cold press, and I think I may do them again in acrylic, and pen and watercolor on 140lb is in the works… I love the simplicity of the photographs that she takes, and think that maybe a series of paintings of dresses would be nice for a bedroom, maybe? 

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