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Stephen Lursen Art — commissioned work

Private Collector commission - original painting by Stephen Lursen

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Private Collector commission - original painting by Stephen Lursen

In 2014 I was commissioned to create a painting for a customer in the Lake Norman area. We met and had a brief conversation about what colors she likes and dislikes and about the fact that she wanted the painting to give the experience of looking at clouds - having no intentional imagery, but the opportunity to read into it what one sees in the moment. I started by painting 2 small scale mock ups for a 2nd meeting where I could get more feedback giving me a little bit more clarity on her hopes and dreams for the painting....

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Commissioned Hummingbird Painting - by Stephen Lursen

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Commissioned Hummingbird Painting - by Stephen Lursen

I was recently commissioned to paint a new Hummingbird painting by a customer in Virginia. After talking with her to find out what she wanted I got to work in my studio. The rest is history! Thank you Lauren! Sincerely, Stephen Hummingbird Painting III Stephen Lursen Acrylic, sequins, and glitter on canvas 12" x12" 2015 After it arrived at her home, she opened the box and immediately hung it on her wall.  Here are the images she sent me that same day!

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Commissioned Painting - "Abstract Landscape VI" for Karen Dortschy, NC.

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Commissioned Painting - "Abstract Landscape VI" for Karen Dortschy, NC.

I was recently commissioned to create an abstract landscape painting based on some of my past works, but this one had the request of a specific color palette. This work is the most textural of my past abstract landscapes and also includes gold leaf. Abstract Landscape for Karen Dortschy - Artist and owner of http://www.hautedaugeportraits.com/ I have been working with Karen for a year now as she has rapidly grown her artist business. The demand for her work has consistently grown, and not a week has gone by since I've worked with her that she hasn't had a commission or...

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Professional cling-stamp design work - Stephen Lursen

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Professional cling-stamp design work - Stephen Lursen

I have recently had the opportunity to design a series of stamps for Donna Downey Studios.  The first set of 4 stamps is in manufacturing now and I have been asked to create round 2.  Working on this project has been a fun, challenging, obsessing and thankful opportunity.  Each stamp idea goes through many many changes before approval.  Not all drawings even get approved.  I am convinced that anything done really well, (be it art, music, performance, engineering or anything else) takes an extraordinary amount of work to arrive at its final successful presentation. Here are a set of 5 new...

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Bikram Yoga's commissioned Painting - my process

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Bikram Yoga's commissioned Painting - my process

I received an email a couple weeks ago from a gentleman concerning a painting he was hoping to purchase.  He saw my painting entitled Shipyard hanging in Starbucks in Lake Norman, NC.  His wife is opening a brand new hot yoga studio in Mooresville later this month and he wanted to give her a gift.  They regularly sit beneath my painting on their coffee dates and have grown fond of the painting.  As a result, I agreed to paint a new one for their business! Step 1: After buying the right wood and construction supplies, I began the work to...

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