Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lovely Things in Life {Lisa Salazar Art Decor GIVEAWAY}

"The creation of beauty is art."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm thankful for the lovely things in life that I can stop and take a moment to admire. There is so much beauty around us, and it's nice to be able to open our eyes and see it when we want to, and when we let ourselves. 
Remember that the Gratitude Linky is open all month long, so if you want to share something that you're grateful for, please do so.



One lovely thing in life that I really admire is artwork. I am definitely no artist. I've tried to draw, and it's really no use. My version of stick people aren't even good! So when it comes to paintings and such, I have a deep appreciation for these works of art. Art is like music in that it can speak to everyone. There are pieces that are peaceful and have a calming effect, and there are pieces that are loud and bring a big smile to one's face. Art is definitely something to be thankful for in life.



It brings me great pleasure to introduce Lisa, the artist of Lisa Salazar Art Decor. Lisa offers beautiful original paintings and also a limited number of prints. I love the colors she uses to create her pieces of beauty. Her naturescape pieces are my favorites. And what is absolutely amazing is that she is self-taught, with natural talent. Even if I tried to teach myself over and over again, I would never be able to create masterpieces like hers! Lisa creates beauty; she creates art.


I asked Lisa to introduce herself, so here we go...
I picked up a brush for the first time three years ago. With no formal training my work has evolved without traditional restrictions. I opened my etsy shop in an attempt to share my work yet still hide behind it. Sharing my work with people I didn't know seemed like less of an emotional risk. The response was a positive one and slowly I was able to step out from behind my canvas. I entered local art shows and then became involved in boutiques where I was face to face with the viewer of my work. The most important lesson I learned was not to edit my paintings. A painting I feel is my worst is usually the one that speaks the loudest to another!




And here's our short Q&A session:
What are your favorite colors to work with in creating a winter piece?
I am a winter girl at heart and sometimes have to drag myself away from winterscapes. My favorite colors to work with in winter pieces are Prussian Blue, a very strong color, and grey. I use them alone and then combined to varying shades. Adding a touch of icy lavender can keep me working for hours.



What is your biggest inspiration?
I am inspired by anything and everything. A thought, an emotion or a quiet interaction often times ends up smeared across a canvas. The beauty and color I find in my Grandmother's gardens year round never fails to send me running for my studio in hope of capturing on canvas my random discovery.



Visit Lisa on facebook and be a fan:
https://www.facebook.com/LisaSalazarArtDecor
and visit her Etsy shop here:
SHOP

Lisa is graciously offering a lovely 12x12 original painting to one uber lucky reader. She sent me the photo of this piece, and I must say, it's a favorite of mine (and I'm secretly hoping she adds it as a print)! I could really see this piece in my home. It's called "REFLECT" and is signed, titled & dated on the back, a $40 value!
Giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+. Ends on Wednesday, December 11th, 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good luck to you all!




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36 comments :

Rea T said...

nice giveaway kim♥

Denysia Yu said...

I love this piece:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160679108/8x10-original-acrylic-painting-backyard?ref=shop_home_active

penelope stitch stop said...

Love love love it!

Marija said...

I love this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130686493/original-art-11x14-acrylic-naturescape?ref=shop_home_active

eclairre said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160679108/8x10-original-acrylic-painting-backyard?ref=shop_home_active

Jen ocide said...

Large black and white glow painted ng is beautiful!

susie king said...

Bloom is my favorite.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/170502514/print-of-original-painting-8x10-bloom?ref=listing-shop-header-4

Lora said...

I love the black and white landscape.

Kimberly Woolley said...

Bloom is beautiful :) Such nice art work, all of it!

Crochet Hooks said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/80885827/large-black-and-white-original-painting

Wow, very awesome painting

Taliah Sotomayor said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166351680/12x12-naturescape-by-lisa-salazar?ref=shop_home_active

I really like this painting, I love every detail about it.

Galaxia, a Nail Care Enthusiast ♥ said...

Really tough to pick a favorite. I like the Fall Colors duo though :) And it's great that Lisa has found a way to share her work and learned not to edit her paintings!

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite is this 12x12 Naturescape: http://www.etsy.com/listing/166351680/12x12-naturescape-by-lisa-salazar?ref=shop_home_active

Mer said...

I really like winter winds.

spiffikins said...

I like the Set of Two 8X10 Gallery Wrapped Canvas Colorful Naturescape

Sara Giresi said...

I love the Large black and white original painting titled GLOW

jennafish said...

the roses original is lovely. thanks jenna_burris

Lauren Eggers said...

I like "bend" even though its a print of the original

Meredith L said...

I like vibrant Jewel Sky.

Kirby said...

Vibrant "JEWEL SKY" 11X14 Original Painting is beautiful! I've actually been looking for something like that to use as a focus for home birth!

mom21 said...

Winter Winds

Elizabeth Ehlen said...

i like both black and white landscapes - love seeing b&w in paint!

helpful heather said...

Original Acrylic Painting 18X24 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

missy schutz said...

Naturescape is beautiful.

Amy said...

I love "Naturescape "Winter Winds" 11X14 Acrylic on 140lb paper." Love the colors in that one! Thank you both!

Dawn Monroe said...

I like the nature scape with soft butterflies.

Tammy Woodall said...

All of her Paintings are very beautiful. My favorite piece is "GLOW" I love the Black & White Original with the Trees of the Forest - very special and unique.

Mary Mac said...

Love the beautiful colors of the sunset. https://www.etsy.com/listing/124189984/original-painting-16x20-landscape?ref=shop_home_active

Kortney Nelson said...

Original Acrylic Naturescape 8X10 is cute.

wildworldofautism said...

Original Black and White Landscape is awesome!!!

lisapollard said...

I'm a huge fan of Lisa's! I think Hush is my current favorite.

lisapollard said...

I'm a huge fan of Lisa's! I think Hush is my current favorite.

Lauren Easler said...

I love Bend!

awhartness said...

I love the Contemporary Home Decor Original Art 11X14 Naturescape. It is beautiful with vibrant colors.

Celia Thekit said...

Oooh, I love the first Naturescape. Gorgeous!

Julia Toussaint said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122545360/contemporary-home-decor-original-art