Hi There!

Hello and welcome! I'm Laure Ferlita. Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am primarily a watercolor artist, but I go where the muse leads and a few years back she lead me into creating in a sketchbook rather than paintings. 

I love color, painting, sketching on location, nature and best of all, sharing it with friends. I love it when my artwork brings happiness and a smile to someone! 

I believe that all creative endeavours begin with a thought and paintings are simply thoughts made visible! I hope to share some of the daily learning, growth, experimenting and sometimes, struggling, I have with this wonderful life of mine—being a full time artist and instructor. 

Teaching artists to sketch on virtual location through the wonderful use of technology is great fun and a constant challenge! Please check out ImaginaryTrips.com for more information on interactive classes. If a lack of time is something that keeps you from joining in classes, check out The Imaginary Realm—it's the same classes as the interactive classes, but they have been retooled for those folks who don't have the time to attend a class on a schedule or want more time with the materials (you get them for a year!)  If you're interested in paintings and prints I have for sale, please click shop for more information.

I invite you to check out the book, Artist Journal Workshopwritten by the lovely Cathy Johnson. My work and the work of more than two dozen other artists is featured in this book about keeping a journal. We cannot live long enough to experience everything and this book is a wonderful repository of ideas! There is a group on Facebook by the same name (you'll have to search for it) and there is also a blog by the same artists you can check out! Just click on Artists' Journal Workshop to take a look!

As the days fly by, I find that art helps me to live the breadth, the width, and the depth of my life, not just the length. 

I do hope you'll join me on the journey!

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11 comments:

  1. Do you teach live classes? I live in florida

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  2. Hi, Robbiegirl! I do, I con't currently have any on the schedule, but as soon as I do, I'll post them here on the blog. What part of Florida?

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  3. Are you going to repeat your Imaginary Trips and Visits? These sound fun to do. I also live in FL....Celebration. Where are you?

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  4. Hi, Melissa! Yes, I have regular online classes and you can find more info at ImaginaryTrips.com and I'm doing a live workshop in St. Pete Beach, FL in January 2015. You can find out more info about that here:http://paintedthoughtsblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/come-play-at-beach-with-me-next-january.html

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  5. Hello, I live in New Port Richey. I have no training as an artist but would love to take some classes. Do you teach newbies?

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    1. Hi, Brenda, I'm going to be doing some live classes in Bradenton in the fall. I'll have more info on the blog as we get closer to the date. At this time, I do not have any online classes for beginners.

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  6. Hi! I have been very sick and thought this might help my painters block. When do you plan on doing the Italy trip? I have so many pictures as I just came back from the Amalfi Coast!

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  7. When are you planning on the imaginary trip to Italy. I just got back and have painters block. Lots of pics, no place to start!

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    1. Hi, Napa Chick, a new schedule with be out in July and Italy will be on it! Stay tuned!

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  8. THANK YOU! For two years, no joke, two years I have had an idea for a piece of work and today I think you started in the right direction. I saw a post on Pin. That you told about painting on old book pages. I Thank you again and I will let you know if it turns out.

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  9. Laure, I think I may have fallen off your mailing list as I missed two trips that I really thought would be great! To try to keep that from happening again, I just "liked" your page on FB. Looking forward to seeing what's next. In the meantime, we have a huge vacation coming up in the fall and I'm hoping I will be able to do some sketching on my own :-)

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