Flying Beneath The waves

Denise Laurent Art

16x12 acrylic painting

Rocky the Rockhopper penguin diving beneath the waves. I adore penguins and for this painting I really wanted to get a feeling of the water itself, the space he’s flying through with such ease. When you watch penguins under water they move so amazingly well, like bird shaped torpedoes.

So the idea started with trying to capture him ‘in flight’  under water. Once Rocky was painted I wanted to add some extra dimensions to the painting. I started by adding drops of acrylic paint to form bubbles. I let them set fully as nice distinct drops and then I added several layers of clear acrylic gels so that Rocky really appears to be under water.

I also used some photo luminescent crystals in the paint so that Rocky would glow in the dark. As light levels fall they glow blue. It’s very hard to photograph though.

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Josie brooch

Denise, you are fantastic in the way you have captured the colour and character in a brooch! The photo is of our Josie!

Caspie dog

Our dog, Casper was a real character and unfortunately had to be put to sleep in 2018. Through the photos we found, Denise managed to capture his personality in his portrait. The process of checking the sketches with us before going ahead meant that we could choose the one we liked. We were so pleased with the finished portrait. The presentation and how delivered were excellent. Thanks Denise.

Review of Romeo

It was a pleasure working with Denise as she created this beautiful painting of Romeo for us. She took great care in making sure we were a part of the process so that we were happy with the finished product. Looking forward to commissioning her again in the near future!

Gorgeous work as always

I can’t praise Denise highly enough for her work on this recent commission. This was one of a series of paintings of my cats & dog. I have always found Denise so helpful & friendly discussing what I wanted & she has captured not just the likeness but also the soul of my pets and I am delighted with them. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Denise & I have done so to friends & family.

Gorgeous work as always

I can’t praise Denise highly enough for her work on this recent commission. This was one of a series of paintings of my cats & dog. I have always found Denise so helpful & friendly discussing what I wanted & she has captured not just the likeness but also the soul of my pets and I am delighted with them. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Denise & I have done so to friends & family.