Lyn Walters

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.

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You can purchase Prints, Phone-Case, Duvet Covers and more in my shop.

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Had a studio tidy up - much needed and overdue anyway I came across these  lurking behind some of the bigger canvases

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1st of 2014

 

  Hi and a Happy 2014 to you all. For those of you who have visited before - thanks and welcome back and for those who are here for the first time - welcome.

This is the first one of the year, I'm planning on doing a lot more this year so watch this space. It's 100 by 50 cms and is available for sale, as are most of the works in the gallery. If you have any queries I'd love to hear from you

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This is the next in the current series using the same palette and technique. This is the most abstract of them all so far. As usual with these there are many many glazes, and with the drying time between each glaze taking longer now that the rainy season is upon us. they take a while to complete. I've found that this technique is contemplative for me, with some cool music on the Walkman I'm happily away for hours

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The rain has been lashing down today, great storm clouds have hovered and dumped their loads, cleaning the air and rushing down the streets in torrents.It's also started to run in under the window in my studio, before I noticed it. it ruined a canvas board painting and an entire sketchbook. Hey ho - so this is an ode to my small ruins. Charcoal on paper.

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Its been a while

Its been a while since I posted, summer got in the way, but I've been working on my current series. I've used the same palette for the last eight or nine paintings, I've just used them in different ways.The painting underneath is called shattered, it's meant to show that humans seem to be less important than buildings and that we get lost surrounded by the urban jungle that most of us call home. This one is on smooth untextured canvas, with so many glazes that I've lost count

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The one has no title yet. It's on heavily textured canvas,again with many many glazes. When I look at it it makes make think of coming out of the dark and looking for the light

 

 

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Studio May 2013 and 10 years ago

Thought you might like to see some studio shots, I'm lucky that I now have a decent sized studio with lots of natural light. I don't have an easel, but use a plastic table or an old computer casing and the rest of the time I work on the floor.

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This is the space that I worked in when I lived in Malaysia, as you can see I had to wedge myself in between the bed and the cupboard, which of course is why I appreciate what I now have to work in

Painting in the bedroom in Subang

latest

Here's the latest hot off the floor (I don't have an easel) ha ha.

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It's 50 by 70 cms acrylic on deep edged canvas and is for sale for 250 euro , Andrew is setting up  the buy now buttons on the gallery but until they are finished if you'd like to purchase this or any of my other paintings just leave me a message. Thanks

Abbie's digi works

A good friend and very talented digi artist produced the artwork which is shown here - she calls it the Falling series,. I think it's really cool so after seeing it I decided to paint an abstract version which we both liked so now I'll paint the rest of the series as well.

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You can see more of Abbie's work here:

http://eckses.deviantart.com/

 

Still in there

Just finished the final swipes on this wip - I say swipes cos I've been using a credit card as well as brushes.

Finished WIP

There are around 40 glazes on here.As with a lot of my paintings I can really see my surroundings here and am really really pleased with this. I hope you enjoy it as well. It's 30" by 24" acrylic on deep edged canvas. If you are interested in purchasing this or any of the other paintings please leave a comment here or use the contact form

Blog re-vamped

Welcome to the re-vamped blog. I must say I absolutely love the new look, really crisp and clear. So I would like to say a very big thanks to my long suffering partner. A man who has zen written in his bones.He is still working on various aspects, but I'm assured that it'll be finished soon. If you have any comments I would love to hear them

Here is one of the new paintings that I'm working on - there are a lot of glazes, but I'm not sure whether it's working or not, so back to the studiio. The second photo shows the progression, still not sure about it, lots more work to be done

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The finished WIP

Finished Wip

Here is the finished painting of the wip I showed a couple of weeks ago. It's 50 by 70 cms on deep edged canvas. Acrylic and charcoal.

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Hi everyone, here is the first Wip updated, as you can see it has changed a lot and is now much closer to what I had envisaged, I've kept the original symbols which relate to the circle of life, which you can see better in the thumbnails underneath

New Year - New Paintings

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a really fun New Year and are raring to go. After a couple of blips - a dog bite to the face followed by a lovely visit from bronchitis I'm finally back in the studio - hurray, I'm so much better tempered when I can just paint. So here are the first 3 WIPS for the New Year. I'm using some different colours, thought it was time to try new a palette and so far I'm liking it



Curved air 4

Here's another in the Curved air series. It's a small 40 by 30cms canvas. The colours remind me of summer cocktails and the fizz of sherbert on my tongue

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Duende

If you love art and history, then this book is a must read





With four 5-star reviews, Duende by Lizzie Eldridge, deserves to be read. Set in Lorca's Spain, it's a beautiful book in every single way.

(Spanish) Duende, una novela de Lizzie Eldridge, es una bella historia. Con Lorca, Dalí y la guerra civile in Esapaña...

(Italiano) Duende...un libro di Lizzie Eldridge, é una bella storia. Con Lorca, Dalí é la guerra civile di Spagna)





On another note - I've been scribbling away recently and here's one of the pencil and charcoal drawings:

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Curved Air III

So, it's 10 pm on a Saturday night and I've just finished the third in this series. I always like to hang a new painting in the sitting room as soon as I think I've finished and just chill out with a glass of wine and just look for a while. Anyway I realised that these three paintings when set amongst the others are so light in colour and mood that if I hadn't painted them myself I would think that they were by different artists, and on that note I'm off for another glass and some dinner, ciao for now.

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Curved Air II

Another acrylic and charcoal painting - this one is a square format, something that I rarely use, but I'm thinking of getting some more squares as I really like the way they lend themselves to the paintings in my head at the moment. Another thing that I'm enjoying (apart from the weather here) is the change in palette with the last two paintings - still exploring colour and I think next time I renew my supplies I will buy a few surprise colours and see what I can do with them.

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Curved Air I

Here's my latest, the colours make me think of spring which is well and truly under way here in Malta. It's acrylic and charcoal on canvas. I think this one is going to be the first of a series.


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Key - More WIPs

The weather's brilliant so I'm out of winter hibernation mode, I've painted my toenails and got my flip flops out, hurray for spring.

This is the current state of progress of the wip, it's taken on a life of it's own but I'm stopping here for a while as I have a new project that I've just started work on, and I need to get a lot of the images in my head down on canvas (the project is a new series)before they escape me. But as soon as I have most of them roughed out I'll come back to this one and hopefully finish it

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This is an older one:

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Happy Valentines

Have a happy and romantic Valentines everyone, I know we should be romantic and loving everyday, but sometimes we need a little reminder

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