Monday, July 1, 2013

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Introducing Rock n Roll Party (charcoal and pastel) by Lorraine Lewitzka. This is our inspiration at ARTastic for July...I just love it!

Criteria - Black and White and predominantly one other colour

A little about Lorraine Lewitzka

Lorraine and her husband Terry have been teaching oil painting and watercolours in Victor Harbour, South Australia, for many years. Both multi-award winners, Terry specializes in oil and watercolour landscape. He also teaches creative drawing techniques for life drawing and other subjects. Lorraine teaches watercolour, mixed media portraits and figurative subjects.

Lorraine Lewitzka was born in South Australia in 1952, into a family of artists and worked as a fashion and illustrative artist in the late '60's, beginning watercolour painting with Marjorie Hann in 1985. In 1988, Lorraine was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and began exhibiting in private and mixed exhibitions.

A significant highlight and turning point of Lorraine's career was the inaugural study award at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show. As a result, she was tutored by four distinguished watercolourists in the U.S.A. being Robert Wade, Betty Lou Schlemm, Christopher Schink and Alex Powers, after which she attended a summer school at the Slade School of Art, London, discovering the new medium of oils in life painting. Adding to her traditional drawing and watercolour skills, was valuable time spent with Leonid Vasin, Professor of Fine Art from China. Over the years, Lorraine has always endeavoured to produce works of substance, giving the viewer opportunity to grow with and into the painting. At present she concentrates on figurative landscapes, portraiture and interiors in watercolour and mixed media with her intimate oil interiors finding much popularity also. With good, underlying draughtmanship Lorraine enjoys capturing the moments and snapshots of everyday life, playing with the light or solitary moods in which the subject lives.

Lorraine has continued to participate in many exhibitions and consistently wins prizes in both watercolour and oil competitions. Her articles have been published in Australian Artist Magazine. She has demonstrated at the prestigious Camberwell Art Show and worked as guest tutor on several occasions for the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (also a member), and invited as judge for their final 2006 exhibition. Having tutored regularly in South Australia , Lorraine has also been called to teach in Queensland, N.S.W., Vic, Tasmania and W.A.. She has entered the Doug Moran and Portia Geach Portrait Prizes and was a finalist in the Alice Bale Travelling Award of 2008 and The Cricket Art Prize, 2012.

You can learn more about their work by visiting their blog.

And here is my page...

I choose to use the lemon yellows scheme, to work in with this lovely photo of Jade & Pippa. Isn't it wonderful to use a black & white scheme, & adding that touch of another colour!

I have used some lovely Belle B & W paper & embellies, along with a gorgeous card from Typo & BG & KC bits & bobs.

I really hope you can join in with this criteria - you will love it!

Hugs xxx


  1. Hi Debi. This is a gorgeous photo and the yellow tones go so beautifully with it. Lovely, lovely layout. Cheers, Di

  2. Great layout Debi - I was looking for some yellow inspiration and great timing - check out my blog in the coming days:)


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