Cancelled

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So sad to say that I am having to cancel Soulful Alchemy.

Maybe I’ll try another time, a better time. Maybe. But right now I feel nothing but anxiety over the lack of interest in it, having to promote it, editing the last two weeks worth of videos (and there are a lot of videos).  It all was starting to make me physically ill.

I am deeply sorry to those few of you, who were genuinely interested.  I appreciate your kindness and support.

In a perfect world, I could just paint and not have to worry about making money, editing videos or self promotion.

Thank you for your understanding.

regina

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My art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

Creative Kismet at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I have my art hanging at Tucson Coffee Roasters for the month of September.

Creative Kismet Art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I don’t drink very much coffee, but when I do I believe in support local only.

Tucson Coffee Roast is a treat for my husband and I.  They give chocolate covered coffee beans with every cup. YUM!  The coffee is good too, but I like to get me a chai latte — nice and spicy.

Regina Lord Art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I don’t know if it is common to buy art at a coffee shop, but I thought it would be a great place to hang my art during a non-art-show month. Just to get more eyes on it.  So far, I’ve sold five pieces which is very exciting and completely unexpected.  So cool!

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Custom Portrait for Marissa


Marissa
11×14 acrylic on cradled wood panel

This is a custom painting I did recently, for a very lovely woman.

I have to say, commissioned portraits are the hardest for me to do.  They always turn out great and the owners love them, but the stress is BIG.

This is mostly because, I want so badly to please the people who have chosen me to re-create them in my style.  You have to look at the photos they give you and the ideas they want and somehow process them into a representation that is in keeping with your own style, but also keeps the essence of the person intact.  This sometimes takes a little back and forth.

Thankfully, I only do portrait commissions in the summer months (and sometimes during the spring) when there are no art show commitments.  This keeps me from tiring of them or from having too much stress. I’ll be all set for my next batch of commissioned painting next summer.

Marissa loves her new painting, as does her family. She called me to thank me.  I am really happy with how it turned out too!

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Here and Now

Art by Regina Lord
Here and Now
9.5 x 12.5 acrylic on 11×14 heavy weight watercolor paper
(c) Regina Lord

This painting was done for the Let’s Face It E-course (link on side bar).

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Swept Away

Art by Regina Lord
Swept Away
11×14 acrylic on cradled wood panel

I love being swept away by a good book.

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Coffee Break

Art by Regina Lord

Coffee Break
9×12 acrylic on cradled wood panel

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Never Compromise

Art by Regina Lord
Bouquet on Red Table
8×10 acrylic on cradled wood panel

Art by Regina Lord
The Space Between
12×12 mixed media on cradled wood panel

Art by Regina Lord
A Fine Time
8×10 acrylic on cradled wood panel

A few new paintings, vibrant and bursting with color.

I had someone actually write me an email asking me to do a painting for them, but in more “monotone and earthy colors”. They also wrote that my colors were “a little too bright” for their taste.  Why this person even wrote to me in the first place is a bit odd. Color is OBVIOUSLY my thing!

Just take a quick look at my flickr photostream. If the colors I use don’t high-five you in the eyeballs, I don’t know what will.

I had to politely decline.  The colors I use in my paintings are an extension of me and my style.  It is everything to me and how I express myself.  If I don’t have the artistic freedom I need to make a custom painting, then I promise I won’t be happy making it, and the buyer will not be happy receiving it.

Plus, always be weary of these kinds of requests.  This is usually a red flag for a hard-to-please customer.

Never compromise your style! Ever!

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Girl with Bird

Art by Regina Lord
Girl with Bird
5.5 x 12 Acrylic on Wood

I started this sweet girl way back in March, just a few days before my appendix ruptured, and then forgot all about her.

Finally, was able to finish her. I love that her dress is more like a gown or robe.

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Morning Coffee

Art by Regina Lord
Morning Coffee
10 x 10 acrylic on cradled wood panel
Sold (thank you!)

I actually don’t drink coffee very much anymore. Maybe once a week, if that.  It just makes me too jittery.  I do, however, love the smell of coffee and I love going to local coffee shops with my hubby.   Tea usually fills my daily cup – Earl Grey is my favorite. It’s warm, delicious and doesn’t pack as big of a caffeine punch.

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Desert Blooms

Photos by Regina Lord

We’ve had an incredible spring and summer filled with an unusual and abundant amount of cactus blooms.  It is such a surprise, especially right now with the heat, to find a cactus in bloom.  The cactus are also fruiting from the spring blooms. I am excited to pick some prickly pears in late August and make some jelly and syrup!

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