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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.

Pottier

Hello to 2018 - I hope it's a good, healthy and happy one for everyone

So after extolling the virtues of unstretched canvas here is the beginning of a new painting - on stretched deep edged canvas,

it's 120 by 100. Yes I know I'm getting pottier by the daysmily - anyway this already had the base painted - an unfinished uninspiring effort

which has changed beyond all recognition into something that I'm already quite excited about.I love it when  a canvas starts to call to me.Here is where

I am at the mo - will update more as I go along


New one started in the old year

new old 3

 

Last one of the year

Last painting of the year -well last one to be shown anyway. It's been a bit of an up and down year - trying to recover my equilibrium as well as my health. Through it all I've painted. It's the painting that keeps me sane - well sane ish smily although of course everything's relative. Anyway I hope you all have a good New Year and will come and visit me again in 2018
This is Innerscape 11
30 by 40 cm on unstretched canvas
Availableinner close up 2
innerscape 2

Flower Power Hippo

I love this one - it's a bit girly for me and also it's collage on paper which is not something I do usually

but here we are, a fun and whimsical piece which makes me smile

30 by 20 cm. Available.

flower power hippo

Percy's Park Life

Another whimsical piece, it's making me smile as I post it,

So there's Percy the pooch and Pansy  in the park - you can make your own story out of it, or

maybe I will on canvas  ha ha.

Collage and acrylic and pens again - 40 by 30 cm unstretched canvas

Available.

Percy

Unstretched

As anyone who pops over here regularly will know  I tend to do most of my work on deep edged canvas panels, well I think that is about to change. For two reasons  the first being that it is such a pain in the bum when it comes to moving house - which we recently did  carting 80 or so paintings from one place to the other and the second reason is that as I'm sending more and more of my work overseas it really makes sense to work on unstretched canvas which can be rolled and sent easily, quickly and of course much more cost effectively. Here is the first of the new paintings, :

Innerscape

40 by 30 cms 

unstretched canvas ( shipped rolled in a tube)

acrylic, inks and pens

120 euro inc postage

Innerscape 1

 

 

 

Studio corner

Still haven't got my new space sorted out but I've been getting withdrawals symptoms plus

I went to the toy shop haha I mean the art supply shop yesterday and replenished some of

my supplies. I hate shopping  ( which partially explains my lack of a decent wardrobe) but put

me into an art supply shop and I have to be dragged out haha, anyway I digress, as you can see from the photo

I've made a little space and started a few different pieces, now I feel a lot better.

new studio

 

A perfect rose

Morning everyone, I love roses and this one from my mum's garden is no exception, enjoy.

perfect rose

Seahorses 2

Evening lovely people I thought I'd show you this - it's an altered version of an original inks on Yupo painting.

 
as a print or a duvet cover, phone case or cushion cover, have a look if you have a few minutes
seahorses 2

Prints

Hi all, I've decided to make prints of some of my paintings available on Saatchi Art.

Here is one,  it's called Crackle and is 70 by 50cms acrylic on canvas if you'd like to purchase a print or the original for that matter then please click this link :https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Crackle/768028/3344065/view.

blog crackle

Finally here

water reflections

At the other end now - unpacking -  having jettisoned bags full of stuff - stuff which has been hanging around for who knows how long, stuff which  obviously wasn't needed, I feel lighter and a lot more positive than I have for a while. I've moved from one side of the island to the other, the air is cleaner, the mood is gentler, I feel that I can breathe again both physically and metaphorically speaking. I've spent most of the summer mooching over here to go swimming or sometimes just for coffee and a bit of peace. My next series is floating gently around my head.Needless to say this is a photo of reflections in the water

Packing

Packing up to move at the moment so I'll be posting random photos for the next few days - that's the only problem with painting on wrapped canvas - moving can be a real pain in the bum with larger canvases - hey ho :)
Anyway this is called Temples and is 60 by 80cm
Obviously available as I'm currently packing it, so if you want to save me from this odious task then you could consider buying it :)

temples

Panda

Hi people, hope you're having a chilled Sunday.

Here's a little one I completed last night. It's acrylic and pens on Yupo

20 by 30 cms.

Available

Panda

Staring

There are paintings which almost paint themselves, by which I mean I prep the canvas

select the first colour,  load my knife or brush and when I look up again several hours have passed

and I have at least the base of the painting sorted in my head and on the canvas.Usually a tea break follows.

Then there are the others ..... one of which I'm working on now - well I say working, actually what I'm mostly 

doing is staring. This painting was was started a while ago, I had an idea which I started to paint then

realized that it really didn't work so knifed some white over it and sat and stared at it for a while.

I've laid down another couple of colours and am staring again - it's quite frustrating cos I can almost

see what I need to do - almost, but not quite. Hmm maybe some wine would help

soph detail

A detail - which may or may not be changed - hey ho

 

A critical eye

I've been casting a critical eye over some of my recent paintings, mainly due

to moving  them around to make more space. Anyway this one caught my eye

as it seemed unfinished somehow, almost like it had forgotten to puts its clothes on.

So I took various brushes and pens to it and it is now dressed and ready to leave the

house.

moon

Transparency

I've always been interested in politics, alternately amused and infuriated by the buffoonery, arrogance, and

shortsightedness shown by many,  grateful for those who show compassion

 and wisdom.But over the last few years I've become more and more

 disenchanted with the so called democracy under which most of

us toil and also the appalling amount of posturing and obfuscation which goes on within

governments - mostly in the name of pocket filling or power pumping or both.

To that end I paint only with transparent colours. It's my modest form

of protest.

 black

Fiesta

This was painted a few months ago at the height of the festa/fiesta

season here. They love fireworks and use any excuse to stage a show.

For this reason the painting also reminds me of summer.

It's 60 by 60cm and available -  a quick message will secure it.

fiesta

Morning from Malta

Morning people, the sun is out it's a gorgeous day here.

Thought I'd show you something which has always fascinated me.

So without further ado ta da.

morning from Malta

Forgotten about these

Hope you're having a chilled sunday - I would be except for the bloody church bells.

Anyway I'd forgotten that I'd done these - digitally enhanced watercolours. If you

like them you can obtain prints and also very groovy looking duvet covers from:

https://fineartamerica.com/products/wcs-4-c-laf-art-canvas-print.html

 

scan 4 c

Autumn

Got caught in the rain as I was delivering a couple of paintings today.

The temp has dropped to a very comfortable 25degrees, there's a sllightly

different smell in the air and so I painted this.

It's 20 by 30cm acrylic on Yupo paper and last but not least it's available

autumn