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Snowy Trees III, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2022, available on webshop

Landscape Paintings
by Laura K. Smith

Peaceful, joyful, strong, colourful, dream-like, and haunting are some of the ways in which Laura’s paintings have been described. Using acrylic and watercolour, Laura paints colourful landscape scenes with the aim of sharing the joy that she experiences in the practice and appreciation of art. Complementary to her painting practice, Laura writes about her painting process and inspiration in her biweekly blog.

Recent Works

  • Snowy Trees II, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2022, available on webshop
  • Snowy Trees III, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2022, available on webshop
  • Snowy Trees IV, acrylic on linen canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2022, available on webshop.
  • Snowy Trees I, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2022, sold
  • Snowy Trees V, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2022, available on webshop
  • Snowy Trees VI, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2022, available on webshop

Latest Blog Posts

Inspiration: Ode to Magnolias

After about 9 months in Michigan, my husband and I are getting ready to pack up and return to Europe. This upcoming transition means a shift for my painting practice. I have finished my latest commissioned projects (which I must wait to share since many are gifts!) and am now packing up. I am categorizing – deciding which materials to take and which to donate here. A necessary pause in production means a refocusing on inspiration and spring in Ann Arbor offers an abundance of this! In this post, I write about my inspiration, a recent visit to a favourite…

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The Tools We Use: Brushes

When considering what to write about this week, I instantly thought of the tools I use daily: my brushes. As the idea arose, I paused. Surely, I had already written about the essential tools that I use in my art practice? I looked through my catalogue of now nearly forty posts and found I had written about materials and mentioned brushes in passing yet had not delved into brushes as a topic. In this post, I write about the brushes I use for acrylic painting. I explain how I select my brushes, the brands I like, and how I care…

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When To Move On: Series and Seasons

Since February of this year, I have been working on my Snowy Trees series. Thus far, I have made six paintings, each 30 x 40 cm / 12 x 16 inches, acrylic on canvas. The paintings are lined up along a wall so I can see the collection as whole. I’m pleased with the compositions, cohesion, variety of light and the colour palettes. But a question has arisen: is it time to move on? This is a question that comes up when working on an individual painting or when working on a series. The answer to both is primarily a…

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