Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The New BB&B

Hello Readers! Please visit me on the NEW and improved BB&B site. I look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day 2012 is Sunday, May 13th. Celebrate Mom with a unique and thoughtful gift for the home. Giclee Prints on Canvas are ready to hang and no framing required. If you both live miles apart, place your order and your package will ship directly to her. Easy and affordable. I have 4 colorful "gallery wrapped" designs {that will add a splash of color to any room} available on Etsy.
Abstract Giclee on Gallery wrapped Canvas
Abstract Giclee on Gallery wrapped Canvas
Summer Breeze 20" by 26" by 1.5" thick
Giclee on Canvas, Caribbean Time
Giclee on Canvas, Caribbean Time
Caribbean Time on Canvas / Measurements are 36" by 24" by 1.5"
Colors, Watercolor Giclee Print on Canvas
Colors, Watercolor Giclee Print on Canvas
Colors on Canvas // Measurements are 16" by 24" by 1.50"
Giclee Print on Gallery Wrapped Canvas - Colorful Abstract
Giclee Print on Gallery Wrapped Canvas - Colorful Abstract
Colorful Abstract // Measurements are 27" by 36" by 1.50"

What is a gallery wrapped canvas? It is a high quality print on an artist’s canvas. The canvas is stretched over custom-made wood stretcher bars. What's so cool about gallery wrapped canvases? Canvases make a bold statement. They appear to float on your wall. Ready to hang / No framing Required

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photos by Laura Trevey

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beachy Home Decor

Can you tell that I am fast-forwarding and already looking forward to Summer? Check out this chic sun room on BB&B - you will have room envy for sure. Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feeling Crabby

New in the shop, and just in time for Spring and gift season. Don't forget Easter and Mother's Day are around the corner. I have 10 new original paintings in my shop. Go ahead and take a peek!

Crab painting

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Art Walls

I am inspired by the shape of the art collage as a whole, as much as the individual paintings themselves. Arranging art on your wall is an ART form. Here are some lovely walls to add to my inspiration folder. My goal is to cover my living room wall with beautiful artwork in an interesting and unique design {every square inch of it!} Currently I have different kids of frames, but I do like idea of having all of the same frames and different sizes and styles of art within them. What is your favorite style or look?

cupcakes: kristen buckingham  lattice wool rug, orange and blue sofa, green lamps, green and blue ...
madebygirl eclectic dining room
Art wall eclectic bedroom
living area space in my new home eclectic living room
Sixteen Doors eclectic bedroom
Suzie: Suzanne Dimma   sofa, green pillows, espresso wood coffee table, eclectic art photo ... 
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images: domino magazine, apartment therapy, elle decor, houzz, decorpad

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

4 New Prints

Take a peek at the new Fashion Must Have Series. All available in 9" by 12" prints. They fit perfectly in an 11" by 14" size frame as seen here. Enter Shop and follow on Pinterest.
Fashion Illustration in Watercolor

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easter Inspiration

Swing into Spring with bright colors and Easter decorating ideas... New in my Etsy shop - window box and Spring tulips! Also, hop on over to BB&B for some Easter eggs inspiration...
Easter inspiration

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photos by Laura Trevey

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

House Portrait in the City

Custom Home painting
This was a fun watercolor to paint. My client's home is in Hermosa Beach California. The corner home  provides an interesting angle and a great composition for a painting. See more here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills: For Aspiring Art Students is a wonderful book filled with ideas to enrich your art. From the basics in line art and spatial relationships and perspective to texture in art and understanding color - this is a wonderful book filled with illustrations and how-to projects. I highly recommend it!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Artichoke Print

Artichoke - Now available in an 8 by 10 print. A wonderful addition to your kitchen!!

artichoke watercolor print

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Styling Ideas with Art and Flowers

As I discuss in smART business, the way you showcase your work is just as important as your work itself. I love to play around with styling ideas in my studio. Adding brightly colored fresh flowers, decorative bowls and related books is my tip for interesting and eye-catching photos. Make sure you set up your vignettes in a well lit area for bright natural lighting. I never use a flash.
Container Garden art print IMG_3484 IMG_3491 IMG_3489
art: container garden print, abstract original with turquoise and lime, dress prints in chartreuse and hot pink, three dresses in aqua original watercolor painting

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

House Portraits on Pinterest!

Join Bright Bold and Beautiful on Pinterest - Visit my ART, Prints, House Portraits and all other categories ~ so much inspiration!!

House Portraits onpinterest

Friday, January 13, 2012

XOXO Watercolor

Celebrate with the ones you love this Valentines Day! Chic Home Decor - XOXO sweet little painting.
XOXO Watercolor

Friday, January 6, 2012

smART Business available on iBooks

smART Business is available on iBooks for iPad and iPhone users for $8.99. smART business is a 54 page easy to read guide for all artists and crafters filled with practical tips and "how-to" photos on every page.
SmART business
I believe we can all Profit from our Passion. This guide is different from most “how to succeed in business” books. I am not going throw reference materials your way for you to have to look somewhere else. The answers are right here. This book is about the choices I have made as an artist. My hope is that you will learn a little something from my experiences and be able to apply them to your own art or craft business…

social media ebook pages
Most of all, I want to inspire you to continue doing what you love! Featuring ~ Building Your Brand, Finding Your Niche, Don't Undersell Your Vision, Online Shop and Blog Tips, Time Management, Social Media, Art/Craft Show Checklist, Stay Inspired and a great Resource List with links!
smART business sneak peek
I have sold thousands of paintings worldwide, and I am the editor of the popular art and design blog, Bright Bold and Beautiful. I hope this book will inspire you and serve as a guide to achieve your goals!

This is both a beautifully written and presented book. It's stunning pictures and common sense logic on building a creative business is priceless. Laura has articulated all the common sense we as artists sometimes forget. It's a valuable tool to have that is a constant reminder to keep it simple, be true to your art, and don't cut corners. I love it and now feel confident that I can turn my art into business. Laura is an elegant artist and business woman with a generosity and kindness that shines through on every page of this beautiful, must have book... Laura has successfully followed her own advice and is happy to give away her secrets.
Dion Dior http://www.etsy.com/people/diondior?ref=pr_profile

"I just ordered smART business ebook by Laura Trevey today. I love it! If you are an artist, designer, or crafter this book is a "must have". It is informative and beautiful! This book has helped me save time researching, now I can get down to business! Thanks!"
Roleen - LimeZinnias Design

"Thank you Laura - Professional and colourful layout - I am really looking forward to reading through and digesting... I love your blog and this further encouraged me to purchase the ebook as you know what you are talking about and are proof of what you say."
Valerie Lewis - Discerning Chi Chi Handmade Jewellery

"Beautiful, easy read and refreshing. Some good ideas and very inspirational."
Cherrie Fick - En La Lumie're Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry

Great communication, and the book looks very interesting! Thank you so much!
Roni - Beads by Roni http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsByRoni

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New year to all ~ time to get inspired and start painting. What are you working on?


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