Sunday, October 31, 2010

On The Easel-Watercolor Paintings By Laura Leeder

"Sometimes the sweetest choice is choosing what you already have."
- Jeff Davidson

This one is finished! 

Painting Title:  "Quality Controllers"
Watercolor by Laura Leeder
Framed Size:  14.5" x 15" 
Retail Price:   $225.00

Yours in art,
Laura Leeder
Email me:  lleeder

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bragging Rights: Laura Leeder's Big Fish!

"I've been working so hard that I'm exhausted... I feel I won't be able to do without a few weeks' rest, so I'm going off to see the sea."  -Claude Monet

Well, I can't take time off for a week's rest or go "off to sea".....but I can take a day off  to enjoy a boat ride and a bit of fishing on the big lake!  (Kooteny Lake)

Last Sunday was an absolutely glorious fall day to be out on the lake.  The sun was shining, the water was calm, the scenery...breathtaking.  To top it all off...I caught a 7lb Bull Trout....see for your self! 

Weather permitting, Ivor and I, hope to get out again this weekend. 
Yours in art,
Laura Leeder

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Feature Artist"-Laura Leeder, Art Works Gallery, Sandpoint, ID

"Allow yourself to enjoy the journey. Everything you draw or paint does not have to be a finished masterpiece."    Michele Cooper

I have been selected this month as the "Featured Artist" at
the Art Works Gallery in Sandpoint, ID

To celebrate, I will be giving away an 11x14 matted print from one of my original watercolor paintings.  The draw will be made on November 2, 2010. 

To enter, all you have to do is stop in to the Gallery between Oct.16th and Nov.1st, 2010. 

I will be at the Gallery on Saturday, October 16, from 10-5
and again on Monday, October 25, from 10-5pm.
I look forward to meeting you!

My newest painting: "Guardians Of The Grape" will be on display.

Yours in Art,
Laura Leeder

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On The Easel, Watercolor Paintings By Laura Leeder

"One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole." 
    -Barbara Hepworth

Birds w/Apples
Size:  7.5x9.5"

Single Hydrangea
Size: 6.75x8"

Hibiscus,Peaches and Pottery
Size:  8.75x9.5"

These paintings are getting closer to being completed......hope to work on them a bit, later this morning.

Check back later.....Laura Leeder

Saturday, October 2, 2010

On The Easel, Watercolor Paintings By Laura Leeder

"Painting requires the bravery of solitude. Painting requires disciplined labor. To be a painter is to search the world with a benevolent eye for every subtle beauty that the infinite world offers."       -Charles Philip Brooks

Just for a change, I thought I'd post not one....but several of the paintings that I am currently working on.

#1  Birds w/apples (not titled)
      Size:  7 1/2"x9 1/2" 

#2 Single Hydrangea (not titled)
     Size:  6 3/4"x8"

#3  Hibiscus, Peaches, Pottery (not titled)
      Size:  8 1/4"x9 1/2"

Currently, I have 5 paintings in various stages of completion.  (3 is usually my comfort level)   So it is time to focus on one or two of these small ones and bring them to completion!  (I have two more set ups photograped that I am eager to start.....both with holly from my back yard.  I will start sketching them out next week.....)  I have more ideas than I have time & energy! 

I will spend a half hour more in the studio....then it's outside to enjoy the glorious weather we are having!
Yours in art,
Laura Leeder
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