If only thoughts were brush strokes….

New Retail location and studio!
January 9, 2015, 8:22 pm
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I am very excited to announce that I am opening a new Studio! It will be a retail art studio with classes for children and adults as well. There will be a retail aspect to sell Paintings, prints, greeting cards and gifts! Opening day will be on Feb.14th 2015, Valentines Day!

It will be:
Liz Boston Studios
66 Sea Street
North Weymouth, MA 02191

Stay tuned for info soon!


Needham’s Blue Tree
December 13, 2014, 11:06 pm
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I grew up in a small town just outside of Boston MA, called Needham. Every December the town lights a giant Maple tree on the town common with blue lights. This has been a tradition since the 50’s. All growing up I was told about how my grandfather George Boston worked as an arborist for the town and had the honor of replacing the burned out bulbs for the Blue Tree and maintaining it as well. Over the years the tree has become weak, and this year it will be cut down and replaced with a new 30′ tree. Believe it or not, a 30′ tree will pale in comparison to the old tree that’s there. Many residents are sad to see the old tree go, so this year I made a painting to commemorate the old tree. The sale of the painting and prints made of it will benefit the new tree. $5. From the sale of each print and $100. from the sale of the painting will go to the Town of Needham for the upkeep and maintenance of the new Blue Tree. There are greeting cards available also. You can purchase all of these items on my Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/lizboston


Painting from life some more…
June 14, 2014, 10:49 am
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Now that Scott is home, I have a subject that will sit for me!


Painting from life
June 14, 2014, 8:41 am
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Working on painting from life more 🙂 here’s kona…


Work in progress…
March 3, 2014, 10:24 pm
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Trying out Copic Markers for the first time
November 9, 2013, 9:45 am
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I just got a small set of 6 Copic Markers, plus I bought 2 more colors. These are ridiculoisly expensive alcohol based markers with extreme blendability. If used correctly you can achieve great fine art results. I decided to try a quick little drawing of a hot air balloon since I thought it would lend itself to the colors I bought. I got out my Copic Marker Drawing Pad, and began to sketch. My pencil sketch came out ok, bit I soon discovered the reason there are so many colors of these markers available. In order to get any kind of gradation, you need to have the next shade down from the one you are using.  For example,  to create a highlight you would start with the lighted shade of a color, and then gradually work tour way to the shadow by applying the next tone down, and then the next darker tone and next darker tone and so on. If tou dont have enough of a variety of colors (Like me) then yoi will not have enough of a gradation to achieve a realistic look.

I liked usine them, and despite their cost I think theyre worth it. You can refill thwm and replace the tips so they will last a long time. I tgink I will have to gradually build my collection of colors to work with! Here is my first Copic “trial” sketch, to see some amazing art done with these markers, check out the copic marker facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/copicmarker


Send in your Photos now, for a Pet Portrait in time for the Holidays!
July 13, 2013, 2:27 pm
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Orders stack up quickly, each painting takes me about a month, that leaves room for about 5 painting commissions before the Holidays! All you need to do is email me a photo that you would like painted, and I’ll take care of the rest!

Finally got a good picture of Dogulaaa! I love the way the word DOGULAAA! is floating over my dog Kona’s head like the title to an old B Horror Movie! If you have any funky painting ideas like the one below just give me an example and I can add it to your painting! I can combine your pet portrait with text, or put your dog and cat into the same picture even if they wont come near eachother in real life!

Don’t forget about your favorite car, boat, or even your House! Whatever you like, I will paint with a photo reference 🙂