Post written by : Laura D'Onofrio

This particular painting’s origins were different than all of the others… All of my previous paintings began as images in my head. But this one was different – I knew that I had to have a beautiful Indian woman in my series. However, I had almost zero experience with the Indian culture, and could not Read more ..

Last year I had the honor of attending one of the happiest funerals I had ever been to. Could a funeral be a joyful event? This one was!! My husband’s uncle Richard had fought Cancer in his last days, and God eventually called him home. I have heard that sentence before: “God called him home,” Read more ..

“Nahanay ka samay.” That is how this title is pronounced, which is Hindi for “Bath Time.” The photo reference was taken by a friend of mine, Ember, who visited Chennai, India, and snapped this beautiful picture of a common woman bathing her child. I asked if I could paint it, and she gladly accepted. (Thank Read more ..

In 2016, I put the paints and brushes away, not knowing when I would be able to bring them out again. My third baby was so small, and there was no block of time available for me to paint. Such is the sacrifice many mothers make – we often have to set aside our dreams Read more ..

Many people love red barns. It is a classic symbol of Americana. But why are barns always painted red? the 1700’s farmers painted barns not for the beauty, but for necessity. The first barn-red color was created using Skimmed milk, linseed oil, lime, and red iron oxide. In the wintertime, the red color would absorb Read more ..

This painting is a very tender piece for me, and essential in my art series, and I would like to tell you why. I grew up in a divorced family, where arguments and disagreements of my parents shook my house when I was little. I deeply craved peace and stability wherever I could find it Read more ..

Looks like I made the local newspaper, the New Canaan Advertiser!! WOW!! Here is a link to the website: http://www.ncadvertiser.com/35467/local-artists-sacred-series-came-straight-from-the-heart/

I’ve got some big big news to share! After spending a small fortune buying legit gallery frames (Thank you Miles and Ross at Rockwell Art and Framing!), the paintings “Familiar Grace” (left) and “The Most Precious” (right) were ready for the Connecticut Watercolor Society 2014 Summer Exhibition. I left for Hartford with high hopes for Read more ..

I am so pleased to present to you this beautiful gift I call “Familiar Grace.” It comes to you at one of the most sacred times of the year. On Easter we reflect on Christ’s ministry, His death and rebirth. As a Christian it is a beautiful time to consider what the name of Jesus Read more ..

It’s official now! I’m a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society!! WAHOO!! Somebody official thinks my work has merritt! What’s next? American Watercolor Society? Perhaps! -Laura

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