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.

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

Happy Valentines

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Next update, still not completely finished, and as usual working on this one has started me on another, which you can see below. Weather is still bloody cold, so I'm working in the sitting room - where there is heat.


WIP from 15.01.2012 continued

A quick update on this oh so slow wip. The sun is still out but it's really cold in the studio, so still I'm rushing in slapping on a few glazes and rushing out again. Hopefully this weekend I'll finish it


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A new WIP

The sun's out again yay. The gesso has finally dried. So a new WIP for a new year.

This painting is heavily influenced by the pastels. I've used the acrylics almost like watercolours using thin washes of colours.

The graffito was really satisfactory to do. It released a lot of pent up feelings, so all in all I'm happy with this so far.



Happy 2012

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New pastels

I've really been on a roll with these pastel/charcoals. The only thing that I'm having trouble with is keeping the outer areas cleanSmile, well that and the fact that I tend to wipe my hands on any available surface.

The smaller ones are on acid free A4 paper, the originals are for sale for 30 EUR plus shipping.

The large ones are on semi rough acid free paper 36 by 48 cms and are 45 EUR plus shipping.

You can view larger images in the new pastel section in my gallery(Click here to view).

New Pastels

Yellow Paradise

I'm having so much fun with these pastels and charcoals, they are in my hands every spare moment, I even found myself fiddling before work the other day. Not a good idea as I am so easily carried away, and I don't think my boss would be impressed with me turning up late saying "sorry I was playing with the pastels."Our sitting room is now covered with a fine layer of dust - hey ho.



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Red One

Fiinally got some pastels a few days ago, haven't done anything with pastels for years. They are such fun to work with and even messier than charcoalLaughingwhich I've also included in this piece.What I hadn't realized when working on this was that I was automatically stroking Ralphy (our dog) and when I looked at him in the morning light I realized that he is now sporting various patches of reddish pink pigment - very attractiveLaughing



Playing With Charcoal Again

Been playing with charcoal again, ooh I do love to get messy ha ha, anyway here is a  drawing of pears


and here is a close up


Independence day

It's independence day today here in Malta, so it's a public holiday whoopee - finally I'm in the studio for more than five minutes and have managed to complete two small paintings that have been staring accusingly at me for the last month. They are both  heavily textured, a result of slowly built up layers on 30 by 40cms gallery wrap canvas.

Close-ups:


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Here is the latest update of the wip I started a couple of months ago - not quite finished yet, but getting there

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Senglea Artisan Market

We'll be here selling prints and a few originals.

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Intervolution

I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks due to the fact that I've started a new job teaching in a language school. It's the first time I've taught so as well as getting used to trying to teach others I'm having to do quite a lot of homework to brush up my grammar skills, It's all good, after all life is one long lesson. The first few days I was a bit like a deer caught in the headlights but it's getting better.

Anyway I've managed to finish this piece which is  altered charcoal on paper, and I'm pretty pleased with it.I've also started another one today in between reading language books so hopefully I'll be able to get some more work done on it in the coming week


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Doors

These paintings are part of my Valletta series, they are all textured acrylics and found objects. Size 30 x 40 cm. I'm offering the originals at the sale price of €50 each, shipping to be paid by the buyer, or you can come and pick them up from our place in St. Julians


Who's Letting The Water Out?

My latest painting.I really loved painting this, it made me smile.

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This going back and forth between studio and work station seems to be agreeing with me.

I even manage a little housework on the way ha ha

New work station

Since the big clean up in the studio Andrew's boss has left us a 22inch wide screen monitor to look after so we've set up a work station for me in our sitting room.

The photo on the left is of Andrew's work area and the right hand side is mine.

It's really funny to see this set up as I have never really been into computers, Andrew is the geeky one

It's made a huge difference having a large screen for the digi paintings, especially since it's hooked up to the lap top so that screen has all the other

stuff on it

My approach to digi  painting has been much the same as my approach to acrylic painting, experimentation and trial and lots of error. With equal amounts of frustration and fascination thrown in for good measure,Ohh and lots and lots of layers.

Having the 2 screens has meant that I've finally got a bit of a grip and am sorting out files and folders and other - for me - mundane tasks that I've never mastered (much to Andrew's annoyance).

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It's surprising how liberating I'm finding it.

 Below is the first of the digis from the super duper wide screen

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Now I get to move back and forward between the studio and the computer, let's see if a little exercise helps the creative process.

Studio pics

As the studio spring cleaning is finished and everything is looking tidy and organised, I thought you might like to have a little peek (More pictures in the Biography/Studio section of the site.)

Best to see it now because it won't stay this way for very long. It's a gorgeous sunny day today, so ideal for taking photos.

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Here's our boy Ralphy, lying in his favourite position, directly behind me. So that I can trip over him, every time I step backwards.

 

A bit of a tidy up

I've been sorting out the older paintings in my studio recently dusting them off re-working some of them,and decided

it was about time to sort out the online gallery as well. Paintings have been added in no particular order and the gallery has become too cumbersome to view properly. So now we've added new categories so that it will be easier and quicker to navigate.Have a look and let me know what you think

Well after a week or so of lolling(and I don't mean laughing out loud) in bed due to the fact that my back has decided to remind me that I can't go running around like a teenager any more or the disc will pop out again, I'm finally upright and on the mend. I managed to complete this painting as a gift in between the lolling, good thing the studio is in our apartment, so I could just hobble along there whenever the painkillers kicked in. It made me smile whilst painting it:

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Pell Mell 3 Completed

Here's the finished 3rd Pell Mell:

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