Tag Archives: Lavanna Martin

Have You Experienced the Bruising Sun of Texas

I painted this portrait for my upcoming show.  After April 4th, I will be back in the coffee houses painting people “live”. The sun can be brutal here in Texas – I used to try and force my portraits into the false, ambient lighting that you can only get in the North.  Then, I had […]

Painting in the Studio

I recently painted a  9×24 still life commission of bottles. This is a detail from that painting. The client is a professor of Gender Studies, and the bottles are my rendition of multiculturalism.  What does an old elixer bottle, a jar of Vegemite, and a bottle of tabasco have in common, other than sharing the […]