Loretta Grayson Inspired Art

I first came across Loretta Grayson’s art via Pinterest a few weeks ago.

I spent some time browsing her blog Shoebox of Photographs I was totally mesmerized by her colors, style and themes of her art and crochet work.We spent Friday’s art session doing her free tutorial.The tutorial was very clear and laid out simply.  You will need good paper, a ruler and pencil, oil pastels, water colors and acrylic paint for this art activity.

I followed her tutorial precisely and enjoyed the process and the results.

My two daughters created their own design inside the tree circles and came up with completely different paintings.

Miss K.13′s named hers “Burnt Trees Come to Life

Miss L10 worked her textures with toothpicks and added lots of detail, spending much more time on her art than we did!  She loved the process, but was not thrilled with her actual painting. 

I spent some more time in the afternoon working on tree inspiration for our Lucerne Tree Farm.  I managed to capture our mountains, the lucerne seeds on our trees and their long roots going deep into the soil with their nitrogen-fixing nodules.

I loved the simplicity of the Loretta’s squares, the colors and the patterns. 

I’m hooked on Loretta Grayson’s art!

It was refreshing to focus on a ‘newfamous contemporary artist for our Friday Fine Art theme.

What artist has inspired you lately?

Blessings,

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6 thoughts on “Loretta Grayson Inspired Art

  1. Thank you so much Nadene for your comments on my blog. It’s wonderful to see these beautiful works inspired by my tutorial! Your daughters’ artworks are amazing – I love the depth they have created with all the layers of pattern and colour. Like Miss L, I sometimes enjoy the process of art making more than the finished product… the act of creating alone can be a very meditative experience, and each new technique learned contributes to future artworks… so it is always worth it.
    Your pieces are beautiful, too. I love the colours and patterns in Lucerne Life.
    Thanks again, and keep enjoying your art lessons :)
    Loretta

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