Mosaic Artwork

Misty Blues and Cool Turquoise Abstract Original Painting

I have been playing around with my new mockup tool from creative market. It’s tons of fun. I did find it had a learning curve but that is ok…I am a slow learner and can take it all in! Ha!

Misty Blues and Cool Turquoise Abstract Original Painting by Laura K. Aiken

It’s hard for me as an artist to find a way to present their work in a natural setting with correct lighting. I feel like now I have found the closet that I will get by creating with the Mockup Creator. What really got my attention was the gray cat. If you know me you know my fur-baby is gray just like this one. Hey…I can even have blonde hair. I think it really shows off Mystic Blue and Cool Teal Abstract painting too. This makes a beautiful print. Original has been sold. T
Thanks for coming by today.
Laura.

 

 

 

 

I am having a SALE!

Stop by my Etsy store soon, sale lasts until February 3, 2015

20% off mosaic jewelry.

lka studio etsy sale until February 3, 2015
Use code 202015 at Etsy Checkout

ya-hoooo!

So exciting to see my graphic work on the best

authentic Italian take and bake in Greenville, SC.

Susie and Ed’s Italian Kitchen is now being offered at the, 

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

which specializes in local farm-fresh produce, and artisanal baked goods.

Thank you!  I think we make a great team.

Laura K. Aiken Studio
Greenville’s authentic Italian take and bake, available now at Swamp Rabbit Cafe. graphic work by laura k aiken studio

How to Plan a Color Scheme

I have students all the time ask me how do I come up with my color schemes.  What colors go with other colors .  For me it is as basic as looking at fabric, wallpaper, or magazines etc.  Sometimes just looking at a color wheel doesn’t quite cut it.  Take a look below at some of the examples I pulled together.  If you notice, in most articles, they will have listed a color pallet and then styled accessories and fabrics in the other pictures like below. In other photo, are colors like the color pallet above.  All of these examples are from the  Grandinroad August 2014 catalogue.  Great magazine I might add.

Grandinroad.com

New Look for Website

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Hello and thank you for stopping by.  I hope you can tell I am in the mist of creating a new website.  I will not go into the gory details but….I will tell you, this might not have been the brightest idea I have had.  I still have a long way to go in the technical end and hope to have it figured out soon.  Just so you will know,  I have been blogging since 2009.  I have another blog that I had tried to import here but was not successful, and lost the formatting on it in the process.  I would love for you to check it out, though please keep in mind the quirky look was not intentional.  Please bear with me as I continue with my transition and feel free to email me with any questions.  Thank you for your patience!  Oh and I am in the process of adding new work to my Etsy shop, this will be a slow process, but I do have merchandise in my studio and I am taking custom orders.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Laura.

San Vitale – Byzantine Architecture

This beautiful film describing the San Vitale in Italy.  It is about 10 minutes in length so you may want to get a cup of coffee!  Please enjoy!

San Vitale is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work. It was begun in 526 or 527 under Ostrogoth rule. It was consecrated in 547 under Imperial rule and completed soon after. The mosaics date between 546 and 556.

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker