Sunday, November 7, 2010

A cantina to call my own

A Different Cantina

***2010 copyright - Laura Marsh***

This is Halloween

My fabulous alien mask. Who'd' have thought I'd be mistaken for a cricket?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Purple Princess

Purple Princess

Purple Princess was inspired by Mondy Lamb's Shelter Dogs photograph titled Xena.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Om Shri Gaṇeshāya Namah!

(oil on canvas)

Of all the gods and goddesses that man claims, I think Ganesha is far & away the most awesome. First of all, he has the head of an elephant. What's not to love about that? Secondly, he is the Remover of Obstacles. He rides around on a rat: a metaphysical trip, for sure. And he is also the patron god of artists, which makes perfect sense. I mean, what artist suffering from artist's block hasn't secretly hoped, or overtly prayed, for someone--some god or muse-- to intervene & remove obstacles to creativity?

Ganesha was inspired by a photograph of a moss-covered statue. I found the photo online, but I don't know who snapped it. For what its worth, my thanks go out to the unknown artist.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bethabara Gardens

***copyright 2010 Laura Marsh***

Moravian Shelter
***copyright 2010 Laura Marsh***

Friday, August 20, 2010

Swamp sunflowers

Swamp Sunflowers

(oil on canvas)
***copyright - Laura Marsh 2010***

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flowers from our garden

Black Eyed Susans

(oil on canvas)

***copyright - Laura Marsh 2010***

I finished painting Black Eyed Susans during an oil painting class I recently took. The focus of the class was painting on small canvases. It was quite liberating. More to come as the paint dries.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

IF: Giant

Giant Gerber Daisies

(oil on canvas)
***copyright - Laura Marsh 2010***

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just a Bit

Lil Bit

(gouache on watercolor board)
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After much procrastination, I have finally created a digital image of Lil Bit, which means he is going home with his proud owner tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing him properly matted and framed.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Humble Meal

A Humble Meal
gouache on watercolor paper
***copyright - Laura Marsh 2010***

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Great Dane doofus

Jones (gouache on watercolor board)
***copyright 2010 - Laura Marsh***
Jones is a one-eyed Great Dane. He is a doofus.

IF: Subterranean

Mr. John Dirtfellow raises Helmet beetles deep in his subterranean ranch. For Mr. Dirtfellow, it is a thankless job, because the beetles are too tough to eat and yet too lackadaisical to make good pets.

Friday, March 5, 2010

IF: Perspective

I've been busy. Really busy. Painting. For weeks. The experience has been challenging, exhausting, productive, beautiful. I'll post more paintings later, but for now, meet Josh.

Josh is gouache on watercolor board, approximately 5" x 10". Josh might have the honor of being entered in the Fur Ball art competition taking place in a few weeks, but I haven't made my final selections yet.

Wish me luck!

Special thanks to my cousin, Joycie. She generously scanned in all of my recent work, which was a tremendous help. She also cooked a delicious dinner (homemade vegetarian split pea soup and corn bread), oy vey! Thanks, Joycie, you're awesome.

***copyright - Laura Marsh 2010***

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

IF: Wilderness

mixed media on Bristol board
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

IF: Confined

"With Cat confined outside, Mouse had the run of the place."

Cat & Mouse
watercolor on Bristol board

***copyright -2010 Laura Marsh***

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tea ceremony

Tea ceremony
Mixed media
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

IF: Renewal

pen & ink
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Before the butterfly
pen & ink & watercolor on Bristol board
***copyright - 2009 Laura Marsh***