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Monday, October 13, 2008

Tricks and Treats














...tis the season for treats and a wee bit of trickery... Who better than to master fall's playful mood than painter Laurie Meseroll?












She excels at color-play, wordplay and has the unique capacity to whisk humour into her work with rich textures, captivating scenes and just enough innuendo... Here is the diva herself in costume at Halloween & Vine. She's wearing a custom-made "teddie" by Letty Worley...Laurie and Letty concocted a plan for this outfit while they were in Columbus together for the Country Living Fair...you should have seen Laurie opening the express box at the front desk of the Sheraton in Petaluma...
those in the lobby never saw anything like this...












Nor have I seen Laurie do better for her current body of work. It boldly celebrates the whimsy of the season...brazen with orange, laden with glitter and a bit of black's nod to the darker side...fear not, sweet lavender peeks in along with white dots to liven the canvases.









She has used a marine-grade varnish on this batch of work lending a deliciously thick gloss to the surface of the pieces. Like fondant, or better...warm icing...



















Her stylized characters hold hands while they trick or treat, prance across stage on horseback and attend a masque while wee dogs twirl in tuts. This is the stuff sweet dreams are made of and none finer to capture the mood of the season.










Laurie...thanks for the treats, for sharing your talent and for generally raising the inspiration quotient!
xxoo Jen
PS
Michelle has just prepared and sent 2 e-mails loaded with details of Laurie's new work...e-mail me if you'd like to receive them.

4 comments:

jennifer lanne said...

Gosh Gracious!
could Laurie get any more hip and naughty?!
Love the Teddy!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I'm a huge fan of Laurie's work. . . her artwork I mean. :)

Anonymous said...

The new Halloween Pieces are AMAZING!!! :D xo xo Shan banan

Theresa said...

I love these new paintings by Laurie... they are simply stunning!!!!!!!


Hugs,

Theresa

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