Lauren Maurer Artworks

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?

September 15, 2010

fall reminds me of….

Filed under: fall, vintage, vintage dress — laurenmaurerartworks @ 7:18 pm

Fall makes me think of hot cocoa, vanilla lattes, mums, pumpkins and squash, and warm colors…

I think it would look great to have these fun dresses all hung together in different frames…
Click here to find these dresses in my shop! 
And click here to find them at Dear Golden! 

August 6, 2010

Vintage drawings…. drawn when they weren’t vintage!

Filed under: vintage, vintage dress paintings — laurenmaurerartworks @ 6:54 pm

I am so in love with these drawings of vintage clothes- all the more so because my Grandma Marj drew them! I had no idea that she drew anything beyond doodling while she’s on the phone, but when my stepmom saw my dress paintings, she said they reminded her of the style of drawing  that her mom used to do. Her and my dad drove up to New York last week, and these came back home with her! I have a whole sketchbook full!

I love the sassy posture of her models, and the bags! And the little kitten heels! And the little details! And the hair. I could go on and on.

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! 

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