Lauren Maurer Artworks

November 3, 2010

black and silver, sparkle and lace, bows and shows…. (and a wishlist)…

Filed under: adelaide homesewn, allen company inc, dear golden, holiday dresses, vintage dress, vista lights — laurenmaurerartworks @ 1:53 pm

I love this paint. Sparkles and silver and gold. Amazing. I wish the photos would show ALL of the sparkly glitteryness, but I tried scanning and photographing in all different lights, with every single setting on my camera, and this was the best that I could do.So…. I guess you’ll have to come to Vista Lights and see them for yourself ~ I’ll be at The Gallery at DuPre. I wish I was going to be there in this dress, (or maybe this onethis ring, this coat, and these shoes (or maybe these!) 
P.S. visit me on Facebook! I’m going to be running some great sales soon, and you can be the first to hear about them!

October 30, 2010

vintage dress paintings for the holidays

Filed under: allen company inc, green, holiday dresses, red, twirl vintage, vintage, vintage dress, vintage dress paintings — laurenmaurerartworks @ 11:58 am

Introducing….. Allen Company Inc (soft and neutral…. grays, blacks, whites and browns), and Twirl Vintage (full of color)…. Two amazing vintage shops in which I found around a million or so dresses to paint. 
I’ve added a list of links to the side of my blog so that when you see these dress paintings and it makes you want to buy a vintage dress of your very own, you can easily pop over to one of the amazing vintage shops that I love so much and buy one! 
For the holidays, I am mostly doing black and white, silver and gold dresses. But I couldn’t leave out a green and red set! The green dress is from Allen Company Inc and the red dress is from Twirl Vintage. The green one has a bit of gold in it! Actual, real, sparkly gold! I stopped trying to find watercolors that were metallic and started watering down my Golden Acrylic Interference and Iridescent paints – and I LOVE the results. They look so amazing on my black and white dresses (post coming soon!)
I love love love green. It’s one of my very favorite colors. Red…  not so much. Maybe because I’m a redhead and red anything looks bad on me (or near me). So I generally avoid it, but I realize others don’t necessarily share my opinion., and I feel bad neglecting the red lovers of the world. The actual dress is pink, but I took a little liberty with it 🙂 

October 23, 2010

Little Black Dresses

Filed under: holiday dresses, vintage, vintage dress, vintage dress paintings — laurenmaurerartworks @ 5:30 pm
The little black dress… classic in any decade. Timeless, really.
I’m really super excited about painting holiday dresses for the Vista Lights show! I started off with some black dresses from Dear Golden, which are perfect for holiday parties, and then I want to paint some with metallic paints! Maybe glitter? Is that a bit too much? I already did a larger dress in acrylic with this beautiful coppery gold color and black, but I’m not really sure where to find metallic watercolors. Any suggestions?

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