Art series: the complete directory | Laura Kranz

Art series communicate in a very different way than just individual art pieces do. A carefully assembled collection can tell a new story altogether. It’s like putting words together to make sentences, but with a different type of nuance.

I tend to create series when an art idea I’ve come up with has more facets or concepts to isolate than I can fit in a single drawing. I also use art series as a method of developing a new style or medium. It forces me to continue practicing that new way of doing things until the art series is complete. This can be a downside, too—sometimes I’ll learn that I really am not that great at a particular style (or I just don’t enjoy it), but I feel obligated to finish the collection.

My collection of art series continues to grow.  Some of the ones listed here are still in progress.


The Vein Patterns of Leaves

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In this botany-themed art series, I explore nine different categorizations of leaf veins. There’s one drawing for each venation pattern. Each of the large charcoal drawings was made with charcoal and colored chalk: one distinct color with each pattern.

Lest More Navigate

Header Lest more navigate art series“Lest More Navigate” is a curated selection of art pieces I’ve made over the course of several years. Lots of different styles and mediums are represented. Each piece is paired with an original piece of creative writing by Jeffrey Kranz. The series has been displayed at several locations in both Washington state and Colorado. You can see both photos of the art and the written pieces on the Lest More Navigate series page.

Art giveaways

Knife painting art giveaways by Laura Kranz

I try to always have an art giveaway or two running. People who are interested in collecting my work but maybe aren’t able to invest in an original piece can enter to win an original piece I’m raffling off (though occasionally I give away prints and merchandise as well. See what giveaways are running.

Proverbs 30 drawing series

Proverbs 30 art seriesThis collection is minimalistic. It’s also one of my favorite art series I’ve created. It’s simply graphite on white paper—the series examines Proverbs 30 in granular detail.  The collection isn’t yet complete, but you can see all the progress on the drawings so far.

Self portraits

Self portrait of Laura KranzThis collection-in-progress features variety of different styles of self portraits spanning 12+ years.

Anonymous Portrait series

Anonymous portrait series Laura Kranz
This is a set of drawings of anonymous faces. In this art series, I had to reference generic stock photos. Most of them I drew with vivid oil pastels on black paper (though several of the anonymous portraits vary from this medium template). This series is ongoing, and might never officially be finished.

Apostle Portrait series

Apostle portrait art Laura Kranz
I created a slightly abstract portrait for each of the twelve apostles mentioned in the New Testament. Each drawing is 18″ x 24,” and made with marker, watercolor, and ink.

Bible Author Portrait series

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This is a charcoal series of 36 portraits I did for OverviewBible.com: one for each biblical author (there are about 40–only 35 known by name). You can also find a free downloadable ebook that includes all these portraits along with facts about each one.

Creature art

The Whale Stones creature painting by Laura KranzThis is a collection of art pieces that share a theme: each one features an imaginary creature of some kind. I love drawing monsters, and you’ll notice a variety. Drawings, paintings, sketches—there’s a big range of creature art.

Haggai illustration series

Illustrated book of haggai laura kranz10 drawings, in various mediums, abstractly (or surreally) representing the text and story of the book of Haggai—a minor prophet in the Old Testament. On the series page, you’ll find each art piece with the corresponding piece of text it illustrates.

How Firm a Foundation illustrated lyrics

How FIrm a Foundation illustration by Laura KranzI created a series of 10 ink drawings that illustrate the hymn “How Firm a Foundation” on the Bible literacy site, OverviewBible. The pieces are in a more meticulous style, which doesn’t come as naturally to me as more free-form styles.

Organic Form drawings

Organic form drawingsA biology-inspired art series that uses automatism.  Each drawing uses a single colored pencil on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper.  The drawings are tiny, freeform, and highly detailed. This series is ongoing.

The Drink of Death painting series

Drink of deathThis is a series of seven black and white acrylic paintings with somewhat dark imagery, symbolically referencing the crucifixion.

The Vein Patterns of Leaves

dichotomous venation vein patterns in leaves in process-2The art series, The Vein Patterns of Leaves, is a collection of botanical chalk and charcoal drawings depicting each of the nine different vein configurations found in leaves.

Verse art for each book of the Bible

Theme verse IsaiahThis is a collection of illustrations for every book of the Bible. Unlike most of my work, there’s written text. Each drawing has a chunk of text that is chosen with the theme of the book it comes from in mind. This series is in progress, and is hosted on OverviewBible.

Sketches

Sketches by Laura Kranz

I’ve collected quite the anthology of sketches over the years. Some of my most interesting concepts have yet to be turned into completed art pieces.

Art archives by year

The archives of Laura KranzIf you’re curious to see the evolution of my work over time, you can head over to the art archives.

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