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Hello. My Name is Lyn Walters and I paint under the name LAF ART. I hope you enjoy my work. To view, simply make a selection from the Works menu above.

If you wish to purchase an original or use an image, please send me a message via the contact form regarding costs or usage terms.

Yippee for Yupo

So after a seemingly endless wait the Yupo paper is finally here.

It's quite different than I imagined somehow, I thought (despite reading a lot about it) that

it would be transparent, well actually it's translucent. Note to self - pay attention hahaha.

The suface is smooth and slippery, so much so that I was expecting the paint to roll off the paper.

Every brushstroke shows, the knife glides smoothly across leaving trails and marks. Semi transparent

blocks of colour show off these marks - give substance.

I'm liking it so far. Here are a few little paintings, some are alcohol and ink, some are acrylic and

some are a mixture of both. Click on the image to LAF ART Yupo Works.

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Bird's eye

Been looking at  aerial shots again - wow some of them are amazing. Anyway prompted by the shots

I've been thinking about movement and journeys.

Just imagine being a bird and watching our world from a detached distance.

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A bigger studio

I moved into this studio around a year ago and at the time remember thinking

how cool it was to have so much room. Hmm, now I'm starting to feel that I could

do with double the space. Just being greedy I suppose, or maybe it's just the way I inhabit every inch, the only thing missing is my old studio companion Ralphy, who I used to trip over regularly, I miss my old boy

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Move in circles

Inspired originally by looking at shots of aerial views. Thinking of journeys, migrations.

Crossing and re-crossing paths.

We all have our own meandering lines and sometimes

we just move in circles.

60 by 80cm acrylic on canvas. Available

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White out

Well as sometimes happens I've spent nearly all day working on a couple of paintings only to step back and

realize that I've gone too far with both of them. They will now get the whiteout treatment and I'll go again.

It's a bit frustrating but part and parcel of the whole painter thing - at least it is as far as I'm concerned.

So here is a photo

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Anyone who pops over here with any regularity will have noticed occasional photos mixed in with the paintings.

This  was taken on a recent visit to England - actually on a walk around the heath near the home of a good friend.

There were so many different birds on and around the water, not to mention dogs splashing in and out after sticks, anyway these two caught my eye.blog geese

Still Life

For some, this painting will be a flowing abstract, for others there are things to be seen, shapes among the colours, a telling curve,

which one are you I wonder

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Not sentimental

I'm not particulary sentimental as a rule, except with animals, and I'd decided a while ago that due to situational and financial constraints I would have no more than 30 or 40 paintings hanging around, anything that hadn't been sold would be recycled in one way or another. So today I pulled out a painting that was painted around 5 or 6 years ago and moved it around the studio and let it sit for a while and eventually laid it down with the intention of laying a few marks and I cant, I just cannot seem to put a mark on the canvas.
Looking at it I can see the first time I tried a certain technique,

The long one

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This is a bit of an odd one. It started life as a collaboration between

Andrew and me but wandered off on it's own haha.

It's a weird size for me but originally it was to fit onto a sliver

of wall in our bedroom, it's 40 by 120cm.

Anyway here are a couple of wip shots, followed by the end result

Ode to home

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An ode to Malta, my home for the last 10 years:

Lush greens scattered among the yellows.

Bright sunlight highlights deep purple shadow.

Rainbow prisms scatter onto sand coloured stone.

Pinks and reds climb along walls and roam

Multi - hued blues surround us.

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Ta da........ so after much suspense - I hope it didn't keep you up at night ha ha. Here is the final painting.

The session which proved to be the last for this painting was both energetic and quite liberating. It was the first

time since my operation that I've been able to paint on the floor and I hadn't realised how much I've missed it.

The child in me comes out when I'm on my hands and knees crawling around covered in paint.

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Valletta Carnival

Just returned from wandering around Valletta which is in full carnival mode, floats and costumes

parades and music., I spoke to one of the girls in brilliant costume and she told me it had taken nearly 4 months to make hers - it looked amazing.Here are a couple of head shots. More to follow

 

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Final peek

OK, to the countless  millions of you sitting with baited breath waiting for the final detail shot before the

unveiling this weekend, here it is the final detail ta da ha ha ha

 

 

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A little tease

Hi again - yeah I know it's a surprise to see me here again so soon. Here's another little tease,

the second detail shot of my latest

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Sneak Peak

Here I am again, I hope you are too haha. Here is a little sneak peak of the latest painting whch I've just finished

I'll upload the painting as soon as it's been photographed properly

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Dissolve

Morning people, it's a gorgeous day here in Valletta.Here is another one in my relationship series, called Dissolve

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Sunny Valletta

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Weather's gorgeous here in Valletta today

To the marrow

Been thinking a lot about relationships recently. The way we lean into each others strengths

and protect the weaker sides , wrapping around one another.Finding balance.

The engineers of our own see-saws

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Watercolour gallery

Hi to one and all - that's always assuming that there's actually someone somewhere reading this :)

Just to let you know that I've added a watercolour gallery to my works for sale.

This has come about due the cold weather. I keep popping into the studio but can only cope

with the temp in there for around 20 mins before my extremities start to freeze, but silver

lining and all that it's spurred me on to do some watercolours. They are all on paper, all

A4 and all 65 Euro in Malta and 70 inc p and p for the rest of the world. Here are a couple, the first one is called Dancers 3

This is one of the watercolours that I mentioned in the last post.  Dancing is one of the greatist expressions

of freedom, even the word makes me smile

 

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This one is called Bone

All of the cycles seem to be gathering speed at the moment

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Cosy corner

So this is where I've been working for the last couple of weeks due to the cold, in a cosy corner in Andrew's mancave which he has graciously allowed me to visit .

As you can see I'm painting watercolours at the moment mainly due to space constraints.Actually I'm really enjoying watercolours

I've always thought that acrylics were the most forgiving of media and that watercolours were the least. So I've been really happily surprised. I like

the fact that they can be reactivated easily, that they can be layered and that there are so many different techniques.

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