Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Latest Wine Label

Last summer Woodward Canyon selected my art from several entries for their Artist Series Label this year. I am honored to be their 17th artist in the series. A couple of weeks ago I made the trip over to Walla Walla for the release party where I signed bottles and posters at the tasting. They have a gallery as well there where I am displaying my art for several months. They made beautiful poster out based on the label as well.

Sacred Spaces

I thought I had better do a December post before it got to be the end of the month - and the year! Thanks for visiting my new

In March I will be in a show at the University House in Issaquah titled sacred spaces. I used this opportunity to turn some of my watercolor sketches from Turkey into acrylic paintings. This was challenging for me and also fun. Here is a little preview.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Turkey Sketchbook

My husband and I recently returned from a three week vacation traveling around Turkey. For me it was an inspiring time of soaking up and expressing all the art around me. I filled up my Moleskin Watercolor Journal and went on a hunt for another one while on the Aegean coast. What an accomplishment- finding the art supply store with limited (extremely limited ) Turkish! I am glad we found it though because some of my last paintings were my best. Here is a sampling.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Centrum Residency

I am finally getting around to posting paintings from my self directed Artist Residency at Centrum in Port Townsend which I did at the end of summer. Since then I have been to Turkey and back (more on that later). I was inspired by the natural beauty of the sea and the land and the surrounding architecture and created 14 small acrylics and nearly filled up my sketchbook with watercolors and drawings. Here is a sampling of some of my acrylic paintings. It was fun limiting my palette to four colors in a gorgeous, light- filled studio with way more space that I ever could have used.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fruits of Labor

Summer seems to be drawing near to a close with the days getting shorter and the evenings getting cooler (although I always like to hang onto it into October). It is a time for reaping what we have sown and for enjoying the fruits of our labor. I have been making reverse paintings on glass throughout this season and have really been enjoying the

My materials overhead has been kept low as I have been painting on found or recycled glass. These paintings have been small and I am working my way up to a larger scale. This little series of persimmon paintings represent some of the bounty of what will be in store us as we transition into the next season, as we notice that flowers have gone from bloom to fruit production.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Reverse Painting on Glass - My newest medium

I thought for the summer I would try something that I never have before. I am "self taught" in this medium. Not exactly sure how I got into it but I had some small scrap pieces of glass around and was up for a challenge. You start with the detail first and them work backwards. Kind of like monotype (with which I have 15 years of experience). Once you put paint down it is nearly impossible to change it. That is the challenge but the effects amazing. Glossy shinny surface, clear colors and no need to protect the front of it because it is already under glass! Here are a few samples. More images to come.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Acrylic Landscapes

These are brand new and something different for me. I have converted my sketches done outdoors to acrylic paintings. Having grown up in Seattle, I am drawn to water especially in the summer.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Maine Watercolors

Paintings from my Maine Trip

Plein Air Watercolors

Whenever I travel I take my small box of watercolors with me. There is nothing I enjoy more than soaking up the sights, sounds and scents of a new environment while touching brush to paper. Rather than trying to portray scenes exactly as they are, I prefer to capture their essence and let my mind fill in the details upon review. I rarely take photographs of my travels. A snapshot can never do the scenery justice or truly capture the ambiance and when I paint, I look - really look.

I am ever longing to go to exotic places to paint. I love the quaintness of Europe and the trade winds and heat of the tropics, but one summer limited by funds, I became a traveler in my native Seattle and it’s surrounding areas. Painting what had become the ordinary forced me to see things in a new and fresh way. The paintings in this blogt represent such a local trip. They are my little treasures. I hope you like them too.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Show

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
and the City of Shoreline present

Sea, Shore & Sky
Shoreline City Hall Gallery

May 5 – July 30, 2010

Please Join Us! Open House-Meet the Artist
Thursday, May 27, 5:30 – 7 pm

2nd and 3rd floor of Shoreline City Hall
175th & Midvale Ave N, Shoreline

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline are proud to present Sea, Shore & Sky, a new show focusing on the natural landscape. Artists Malcolm Edwards (photography), Betty Hageman (painting),
Lisa Snow Lady (mixed media acrylics) and Sue Robertson (painting) each use their individual art forms to capture the world around us both in real and abstract ways. This exhibit runs from May 5 – July 30, 2010 at the Shoreline City Hall Gallery.

Join us on Thursday, May 27 from 5:30-7 for a special open house. This is your opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions about their art and enjoy some refreshments and live music by The Caprice String Quartet.

More about the Artists:
Malcolm Edwards – Photography
I strive to achieve a peaceful intimacy with the subject matter and the viewer. I photograph people, the land and landscape in color and in black and white. The photographs, while differing in subject and technique, reflect my need for close contact with beauty.

Betty Hageman – Painting
Betty’s recent work looks closely at microenvironments, the background surfaces brought forward as subject; archetypal habitats such as earth/dirt, water/ice, fire/plasma, air/gas/sky. The paintings are created by applying many thick, transparent color layers that wrap around the canvas and exhibit a depth and translucency similar to encaustic or polymer resin.

Lisa Snow Lady – Mixed Media Acrylics
Lisa’s love of botanical form and recent studies in horticulture have inspired her work. She enjoys layering texture and color into her mixed media prints and paintings to express fleeting beauty renewal and hope.

Sue Robertson – Acrylic Painting
Sue Robertson works primarily with acrylic on canvas, board or watercolor paper. Her style is loose and very colorful. She considers herself an experimental painter and often incorporates elements such as ink, graphite, paper, clay and whatever other things she happens across. Whether she is painting figures, still life or abstracts, the subject is simply a vehicle for the color and stroke.

Also on exhibit will be two large carved wooden heads by Vashon sculptor Shawn Nordfors. Nordfors has exhibited his work throughout the Northwest and has several pieces in public collections in the area. The sculptures will be on exhibit at City Hall through August.

Shoreline City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. For more information please contact the Arts Council at 206-417-4645 or email us at

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Artful Garden

My large scale art has been completed and will be on it's way to Whidbey Island tomorrow for my show that opens next Saturday at MUSEO, 215 1st St, Langley, WA 98260.  The reception is from 5-7pm. Continuing to work with floral subject matter I explore the contrast between lightness and darkness in reference to hope and joy that emerges from sorrow.

Also included is garden related sculptures created by several other artists.  Hope you can make it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Watercolor Show in Ballard

Lisa Snow Lady  Plein Air Watercolors

Greenlake Bathhouse, Watercolor, 5"x8"

Art lovers and lovers of the Puget Sound Region, 
I will be exhibiting and selling my Watercolors of the area 
during the March Ballard Art Walk.

Please join me for refreshments at the reception,
Saturday,  6-9 p m, March 13, 2010,
Remax Realty - 1718 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA, 98107 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Lisa Snow Lady

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wine Labels

Here are images of my art as wine labels They are used by Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles.  The Wine is pretty good too -  Especially the Malbec!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Upcoming Exhibits

Presently I am working on art for my show in Langley, Whidbey Island in April.  It will be garden related with some 3d garden sculpture from various artists as well.  My work will range from large work on canvas to very small work on panel. The large ones are still in progress.  I think this will be my best show ever.  (Or at least it should be, given the amount of energy I am putting 
into it). 

Also, I will be showing my mixed media prints in Tacoma at the Green Spot Teahouse and Gallery in April and May with another artist.  Details and directions to come.