Archive for October, 2009

Howlin’ Trees…. they’re back!

October 27th, 2009 No comments

Since so many people enjoyed my Howlin’ Trees…

They’re emerging from the vault to haunt & howl at Planet One for the next few weeks.

There will also be new NIGHT paintings of Tompkins Square park.


Planet One
Halloween eve, Friday October 30, 2009 from 5:30-8PM
76 E 7 St (between 1st &2nd Sts) NYC
212 475-0112 (planet one); 212 979-1996 (lauren’s cell)

The old trees of the parks continue to dwindle, they fall and leave;-) Some have fallen due to disease, others to storms, others just to old age. This ancient tree stands on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B, across from St Brigid.

Here’s Howlin’ Tree fall_from_b

“Howlin’ Tree” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

St Brigid is an 1850s Irish famine church saved from destruction by the people of the East Village in 2007. Ochre yellow, it sits on the southeast corner of Tompkins Square. When it was scheduled to be torn down, the people took action. What finally saved the church was an anonymous donor. Renovation is supposed to begin, meanwhile it is still closed, and still standing!


“Full Moon over St Brigid” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

The night had me enchanted! Walking through Tompkins Square can feel like walking through a forest, a journey that takes you through the maze of paths and howlin’ trees, and finally back out onto the city streets. But when you resurface, you have the distinct impression you’ve been someplace else.

This night scene is the view (southwest) from the dog run in Tompkins Square, with the Crescent Moon rising.

“Crescent Moon over the dogrun” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Fall night in Tompkins Square is magical. Changes happen you aren’t fully aware are happening! You walk into the park in one mood, and come out in another place. This is the middle of the park, those old tree limbs have seen a lot of history.

“Fall twilight in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you can come to the show! There’s a magical transformation that happens when they’re printed in high resolution on beautiful cotton rag– and framed! And hanging in a gallery;-)

The show will be on view starting Friday, October 30 for a few weeks only!
Please email me to receive an invitations

Enjoy the colors!


Veronica’s house

October 25th, 2009 No comments

Welcome to Veronica’s house, “Spring water”.

Actually, Spring Water is the home of Veonica and Andrey, and their dog Gracie.

It’s a log cabin they recently built in North Carolina. In building their deck, Veronica refused to remove a tree that was “in the way” and instead opted to build the deck around the tree, thereby honoring the tree and making her home even more unique. It was inspiring! So when she asked me if she could commission a painting of her home, the answer was YES!

Veronica and I met online about 10 years ago. And although we live in different parts of the country, we continue to stay in touch. Using the internet, I was able to send her sketches of her painting in progress, and we both thought it would be fun to share this on the blog. So here is the painting-in-progress, and there will be more posts as it progresses. Meanwhile, here are the first 3 versions of “Spring Water: Veronica’s house” ….

This is the initial sketch,

The first version:

How it looks today, Sunday, October 25, 2009:

“Spring water” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Latest installment: Monday, November 16, 2009:

“Spring water” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

More to come…. !

Visit Lauren’s online gallery and see more paintings….


October 6th, 2009 No comments

There’s an interesting ‘salon’ style show hanging at the Tompkins Square Library called MENAGERIE: Creative ExPression of the Lower East Side 2009. It was curated by Shell Sheddy and will be hanging through October 30.

With 40 prolific artists participating, there is art everywhere! And– there are scheduled performance, poetry, and films every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Info will be on facebook.

Here are my 3 paintings in MENGERIE: Creative ExPressions of the Lower East Side 2009


6th St Botanical Garden, in spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


The WIllow at La Plaza, early spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


“Peachtree at La Plaza” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond