Sunday, May 27, 2018

Its all about Horses...

Living here in Saratoga NY is a bit of a blessing as there are always horses available for viewing and adoring...these amazing creatures are not only gentle and loving but strong and filled with Spirit....
recently my daughter had dream catchers farm come to her home for a birthday event...Cindy had three beautiful horses...
I was somewhat enthralled with Tango and felt i had to paint him...




Monday, May 14, 2018

painting intuitively

Hmmm...when starting a painting it is so daunting to me to look at that beautiful sheet of white paper...if only i could go back in my mind to first grade art when there was no fear, no worries of what i would create just that pure unmitigated freedom to explore the sheer wonder of this world we are in!! to create without boundaries, judgements or fear!  well try as i might that mantra is exactly what i do...although i must say those little voices do echo in my mind but i do my best to keep that at bay while creating.  There is nothing more magical and freeing than taking a brush and creating markes on paper that have meaning to you.  It is so freeing you become lost in the journey which is what 'art' is all about, my style of painting or drawing is always changing always emerging with something new, i love the process.. i would love to share some of my tips with you as the road unfolds ahead..
 
This new piece is a beautiful leopard, i am constantly engaged with animals that need a voice...this beauty is from kruger park in south africa i have been watching him for quite some time hes a bit older in cat years but is still beautiful in every respect, I believe his name is Tinguana...

so to begin this painting i began with his eyes...I start all my work with the eyes...to me it's not about a perfect replica of the photo i'm working from its about the soul i hopefully can capture...
to every sentient being there is a soul or spirit that resides within...that is my art...
so on first look the painting may not look like a perfect rendition of the reference..
and to me that's ok 
I have painted with all mediums but the unpredictability of watercolor is my favorite..the way the water flows and blooms is the true magic of painting, there are no boundaries, no right or wrong no mistakes...just pure joy



I hope you pick up a brush and start to paint...
lizdroege.com

Sunday, May 13, 2018

new work

so happy to be here to share some new work .... ive been intensly working on portraits and animals i have this deep seeded love of animals and feel its so very necessary to portray them in their natural untainted environment, we all need to be free....
this absolutely amazing cheetah is about to find dinner!!! these beautiful cats are endangered and in desperate need of help to continue their existence...spread the word save big cats...
lioness
another endangered species the african lion i love love love this painting i think it depicts just what a lioness is about...


Monday, April 16, 2018

getting ready

Im so excited to say i have been accepted into the LARAC art festival this june and in the fall so now the process of framing has begun it is so amazing to see my pictures framed they look great and i cannot wait to open up shop.   my new series of portraits has been helping me hone in on drawing skills loving the growth and process as it evolves a little peek at what i have been up to....




Wednesday, March 21, 2018

watercolor whispers

so it has been forever since i have visited blogland and i have been so busy life has sent me so many blessings and today i am happy to announce i am the proud owner of watercolor whispers a business i thought would never happen, i am painting watercolors and i truly truly love it...my paintings are an internal intuitive pictorial of my subjects soul....the absolute freedom of water and pigment is so beautiful paintings almost create themselves...so for the love of water i will be here to share my journey as it unfolds all things new once again...

whispers in water......


lizzi




Friday, November 11, 2016

new work

Just thought i'd share a few of my favorite things....







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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Photography

During the fall and winter this year i decided to go back to school to update my ancient art degree to the digital age ... i took  design 1 again! and photo 1 again...wow what a different journey this was at 54 as opposed to 18...the photoshop and illustrator class was the most difficult and if i could only remember what i learned it would be wonderful!! i guess i just have to sit down at this computer and play...photography was really fun i truly enjoyed the journey and want to continue... just thought i would share some pictures...









Since losing my mom i received this beautiful gift from her....her baby 'lily' and she truly is a gift...every day is beautiful with her in it....