Here is another afternoons worth of progress on my eagles project. As you can see, I take a lot of time when I do a drawing for a large piece of art. Yes, I am slow and methodical. And yes, I am going to charge a lot of money for the finished art. I recently overheard an artist telling a prospective client that they work very fast, and can do several paintings a day. This artist also told the client that they sell every thing they paint. I was a bit put off by these comments....I wonder if Da Vinci or Michelangelo would have been put off also? I understand that they took years to complete some of their greatest artworks. I do know this, for me, artmaking is enjoyable and I don't want the process to be fast, I want to savor it. I want my art to be the very best that it can possibly be, even if I have to start it over several times to get it right. I also, could care less if I sell every piece I paint, and I will not sell my artworks for ridiculously low prices, just to make a sale. This is called Integrity.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
All artwork on this site is for sale. Contact Linda at Western View Studio, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and to purchase.