Final Painting for the Upcoming Show: Waiting Forever

Detail of the painting, "Waiting Forever"

Detail of the painting, "Waiting Forever"

Sometimes, we’ve been spurned. Or, we’re stuck in an existential funk as in Bunuel’s film “No Exit”.  Why do we feel that we have to stay for the ending?

My show of studio work is coming up on April 4thI will also be showing a few of the coffee house paintings. If you are interested in coming to the show (Katie Pipkin will be there, too!), click on my rep’s link here:



  1. Posted March 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I wish you the very, very best in this show. Another beautiful painting. The mood, and in some ways the subject, put me in mind of an Edward Hopper -not a specific painting of his but the general feeling evoked.

    • Posted March 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Owen.

      Sorry that I have been out of touch. Good to see you over here again. I’ll be able to come up for air, soon.

  2. Posted April 2, 2009 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    dear Lavanna
    i am very very very happy for you and for your show. and i love the picture of “I Painted Geneva in the Bruising Sun”.
    i think it is absolutely perfect and nice.
    i wish i could visit your show. please send for me photos of your exhibition. you are a great painter
    best wishes

  3. Posted April 2, 2009 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    Hi, Mohsen!

    Did you complete your thesis work for your MFA? Please let me know. Yes, I wish that you could be here, also. It is going to be very fun – a lot of people will be there, from all walks of life. I know a lot of people, since I paint in so many different coffee houses.

    “I Painted Geneva in the Bruising Sun” is my very favorite. I think that I have hit my stride in that painting.

    Yes, we will have to get you some photos!

    Take care, Oh! and I finally caught on to the butterfly that you made in one of your post out of key strokes! Isn’t my name, Lavanna, “butterfly” in either Farsi, or Arabic?


  4. Posted April 2, 2009 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Hi Lavanna
    I request more time from university. i will finish it next month. i am very busy because of thesis. afterwards , i
    decide come to London for 1 year. i like new experiences!
    Lavanna is a nice name but i dont know what that means.
    and i dont know Arabic but “butterfly” in Persian is :”Parvaneh”
    we say: “Parvaneh”

  5. Posted April 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    This is gorgeous, Lavanna! You have superb work, I really enjoy your paintings. You may enjoy my food 🙂

    • Posted April 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi, Kellene.

      Thanks for the compliment. I’ll have to pop over and see that food!


  6. Posted July 28, 2009 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Mmm….Very moody. Loving your work! 🙂

    • Posted July 29, 2009 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      Hi, Juicer.

      Yeah, sometimes I just can’t help myself.

      Thank you,


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