Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Silver Pitcher

I decided to go ahead and photograph the finished painting while I am waiting to be able to scan it. So here you go! The one eye looks a little funny in the far-away image (shifting of pixels, maybe?) so I included a close-up. 11 x 14 Oil on Panel.

Humble Beginnings

The painting with the silver pitcher is now finished, but I am waiting for it to be dry enough to scan. Meanwhile, here is the beginning of another work-in-progress. 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas.

I've been doing a lot of writing in preparation for the upcoming OPAL Program. Hopefully this will be posted on the Schedule of Events on the OPAL site soon as "First Fridays: Art in Kansas City" with a subtitle of "Lacey Lewis on Choosing Realism." If not, check the Atrium or Auditorium at 12 Central Time on March 3rd!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Opportunity Knocks

I have been invited to share my work and/or point of view on an online program! What extent I show my work on this show is to be determined, as much of my focus will be to talk about why I decided to become a realist artist, what makes me tick, what I think about art altogether!


March 3rd at noon. More info (a link or two) to follow.

In the meantime, I am almost done with the painting of the woman with the pitcher. Here's a detail of some progress:

Sunday, February 12, 2006


OK, so I figured that I'd start to give whoever might be reading this some info about me, my work, etc. I'm hoping that down the road I can look back and see how different things were!

My studio right now is my livingroom. My husband and I have chosen to live in a small, affordable house while he attends college and I devote myself to homeschooling our son and creating art. This means, however, that I don't have a seperate studio and I have to be creative when it comes to storing supplies and wet and completed paintings. I use plastic carts that roll away under the desk to hold paints, pencils, pastels, etc and shelves for brushes and palettes in the bedroom. There are nails in various places around the house where I hang wet paintings at the end of the evening, trays under the bed, rolls of canvas in the corner, you get the idea! So, when the painting is out and I'm working, the livingroom looks a little like the above. That painting on the easel (a gift from my parents... thanks Mom!) was in progress, and has since been completed.

And finally, here's a current work in progress. 11x14 on panel. I'll show it again when it's finished!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

First Post

Appropriate title, yes? Well, here we go.

I've tossed around the idea of starting a blog a few times. For some reason today I just signed up and got started! We'll see if this becomes something that I do consistently or not. Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself:

My name is Lacey Lewis. I am a realist artist in the KC area, originally from Syracuse, NY. My work is mainly figurative and portraiture, although I plan to do a few landscapes and still lifes once I hang a show at the end of March. Maybe I will post some works in progress here, or just talk about trying to land shows and deal with limited space for my creative endeavors.

So there you have it. I've started a blog.