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.

The prices are excluding shipping from Malta. If you wish to purchase an original or use an image, please send me a message via the contact form regarding shipping costs or usage terms.

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

Roses for Mum

Roses for Mum. I rarely paint flowers, as you'll know if you have visited  before, but she loves flowers and doesn't understand abstracts and as her birthday is coming up I put away the big palette knives and got out the teeny  brushes and painted this. Actually I enjoyed it (not enough to swap what I usually do haha) but it was good practice, almost like trying a new discipline.

Roses for Mum

What I Saw When I Came Out Of The Water

Afternoon everyone (or should I say anyone haha)I'm never sure whether or not anyone actually visits (yes I know there are stats etc but it's not the same as having feedback or comments.

These two paintings are the last two that I've painted for an upcoming exhibition. Inspired by a morning swim, actually I'm wishing I was in the water now, however no chance today. Anyway I hope you enjoy these. Both 60 by 90cms

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Pendulum

A slightly less saturated palette, still using the same colours and glazing techniques,been thinking a lot about time lately and this is the result

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Forced to engage

This painting has been through so many ugly stages and has been such a struggle for me to balance that I'm pleased to actually be able to show it. I thought so many times that I'd gesso over it and start again but every time I reached for the gesso I seemed to be forced into making another glaze, taking my big palette knife and attacking the canvas. so this is the reason for the name.

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Duochrome Red

Next in the reduced palette series. Black white and cadmium red. I really had to be careful not to end up with too much pink in this painting. I'm not over fond of pink being not a very girly girl. It's my mother's favourite colour so I hope she doesn't read this haha

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The latest of the reduced palette series, this time with black white and medium yellow.

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 and black white and transparent orange

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I was having a little tidy up the other day and realized that most of the caps for the acrylic tubes had disappeared, bearing in mind that I'm somewhat tardy when it comes to cleaning up after myself I didn't think too much about it, but just started to paint. The dog arrived and had a mooch around the studio and as I stepped back from the painting, tripping over the now prone dog in the process, I could hear him crunching on something - yep you've guessed it, it seems that he likes paint caps as a snack.Frown

Black and Yellow

For those you who have seen my work before, you'll know that my palette has generally been very colourful. For that reason I decided to paint using a limited palette - in this case  black, white and lemon which has been pretty interesting as I've had to think a lot more about light and shadow. Enjoy.

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Three

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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Following

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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GRRRH

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