Thursday, May 31, 2007

Urban Wallpaper

I'm interested in how street scenes (including local architecture) reflect and reveal trends in a particular culture, as well as some larger truths about the human condition. These girls are waiting for the Long Island Railroad. The person standing on the other side of the tracks could represent a parallel reality, or vis a vis the schoolgirls, a subjective/objective dichotomy or personal/impersonal paradox.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Bast Bastet Egyptian Cat Goddess Original Oil Painting by Vera Lucia Emerim

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"Festival" is one of my recent paintings. It's an active and colorful abstract with an impasto surface, lighthearted and slightly humorous. Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 36 x 30 inches. Image c Lynda Lehmann. I've entered this piece into the Saatchi Gallery "Showdown," so if you like it, you can vote for it (two seconds and just two clicks) between June 11 and June 18 at the following link. Thanks for your support!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

African Violet

This is one of my older works. The original abstract mixed media painting is on Arches paper, 12 x 16 inches. It's a stylized but delicately-shaded and textured rendering, with negative spaces that are important to the composition. I tried to convey the sensous unfolding of the pink petals. I used salt to create the textured areas, and a bit of Prismacolor pencil for the thin lines.Available as an archival print on canvas, at . The original framed painting is not for sale. Image c Lynda Lehmann.

Child's Play

This abstract acrylic painting is 30 x 36 inches on gallery-wrapped canvas. Whimsical and childlike, the challenge of this piece was spatial. "Child's Play" reminds me of the colored plastic shapes I enjoyed as a child, setting multi-hued, plastic triangles and rectangles against a shiny black background. That toy probably inspired my first conscious awareness of my fascination for form and color. Image c Lynda Lehmann. Available at

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Always Awake

This is my newest painting "Always Awake"

Always Awake
12 x 12 acrylic

Monday, May 14, 2007

Dragonflies Passion Dance

I just finished a series of paintings for a client, she purchased two in the group, the one of the top on the right and the bottom one on the left with 3 dragonflies, the other two are available, if you are interested feel free to email me at

I hope everyone had a marvelous Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Colors of the Sun

No matter how much I read in the way of explanation, certain phenomena continue to amaze me. For instance, the concept that sunlight contains all the colors of the spectrum, and the colors of all things are determined by the way in which their particular molecular structure reflects/refracts sunlight. Consider the colors of a rainbow against a gray-green stormy sky, or the colors and patterns of Aurora Borealis. Or the hues of flowers.

Color as an inherent property of variations of molecular structure seems so marvelous, intricate and amazing a scheme to me, and so improbable. In fact, the existence of color in all its rich, gorgeous and mellifluous variations, seems entirely unlikely to unfold by virtue of the laws of science. If color is an adjunct form or system of ordering within the complexity of the universe, why such an extended nomenclature? Hence I am driven again, to believing in miracles. Not in a Biblical sense, necessarily, but in the sense of something awesome and extraordinary. Whether such miracles derive from the exigencies of evolution or by the hand of God, is beyond both my knowledge, ability, and desire to expound upon. Suffice it to say that my sense of awe is piqued by such seemingly serendipitous gifts of organized complexity.

In spite of a number of books that address the marvel of the apparently self-ordering qualities of the universe, I cannot conceive of the ubiquitous and layered complexity that makes up our world. In this painting, "Colors of the Sun," I was paying homage to the wonder of color. Light from the sun contains all the colors in our visible spectrum. So essentially, sunlight casts layers of color all over our world. Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 30 x 36 inches.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Abstract Butterfly

I was just playing around with some digital images the other night and came up with this cool butterfly. Thought I'd share it.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tuscan Sunflowers Miniature Painting

Here is a mini painting I did this week, inspired by the fields of sunflowers found in Tuscany. This tiny painting measures just 1 inch high, and would be a wonderful addition to a collection of miniature art, or a unique accent in a classically furnished 1/12 scale dollhouse. This painting is currently available for purchase on ebay.

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Egyptian Scarab Sculpted Pendant

Although I've done wearable sculpture pieces for years, it wasn't until last year that I started listing some of them online, and playing around with different techniques and materials. Here is a pendant I created using a couple of different colors of polymer clay, with faux gold leaf inclusions.

This pendant is currently available in my etsy store.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Garden in Spring

Acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24 x 30 inches, evokes the gentleness of a warm spring day and the lushness of tender new growth. The underpainting on this canvas provided a rich surface topography to paint on, and the glow of some of the underlying colors shows through. Sweet and lyrical. Image c Lynda Lehmann. To see more of my painting and photography, please visit

Monday, May 07, 2007

Fire and Water

Like many people, I am fascinated by small and fleeting phenomena. Snow crystals on the window pane, the textures of water as it flows over pebbles in a crystal-clear stream, patterns of foam at seaside or patterns in licks of hearthflame--fleeting moments of nature, the elements in their changing forms, whose shape, texture, and shimmer evoke elemental and eternal things beyond our ability to comprehend. Science may illuminate the mechanism, but not the mystery, of nature's cycles. This painting is acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Please visit if you would like to see more of my work! Image and text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Full Earth Night

I just finished this today (maybe). Sometimes I not sure if a painting is finished or not.

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Full Earth Night
Acrylic on 18 x 18 gallery wrap canvas

It's a view of Earth from somewhere I've never been, but maybe you have. I plan on doing a series.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Back in the 60s, I read the humanist psychologists. Seems they all talked about one kind of process or another. The process of learning, the process of rebelling, the process of creating, the process of loving. I read Abraham Maslow, Karl Rogers, Alan Watts, Rollo May, to name a few. There were so many, I can't remember them. No matter what their particular slant, the emphasis in those years seemed to be on either "Being" or "Becoming." At the tender age of 19 or 20, I knew I was nowhere near the mark. All the concepts made sense, but it was intellectual sense, not the kind that resonates deep inside.

Now, many decades later, I look back in awe at how much "Becoming" I missed. Living in the suburbs, raising a child and participating in all the cooperative functions that mostly mothers ran, even while they juggled jobs, homemaking and child-rearing, had its satisfactions. But my creativity was relegated to the sidelines of my experience, for sure.

I always wrote during the toddler nap years, and through nursery school, as well. During the elementary and later years of our daughter's schooling I penned four novels and a bunch of stories--mostly soft, sociological science fiction for young adults. So I always played around with ideas, and have two of four novels that I hold dear because they embrace my deepest values. The other two novels were fun but were more "entertainment" than value-driven. I finally gave up writing to pursue my art, which had for years been on the back burner even though I took an occasional painting class at the local art league, to keep my hand in it. One day I may pick up those manuscripts and send them out again. But right now I'll "settle" for the art. For me, both art and writing are consuming processes that require total commitment, and I'm not one of those people who can do everything. I'm not willing to sacrifice quality (or what I perceive as quality) for quantity.

I find that now, at my seasoned age, I have the time and wherewithal to devote myself to creative process. Finally, it is a process, and I'm grasping the "Being-ness" that everyone was talking about in the 60s. In the past year, I have fallen in love with painting. I could eat and sleep, walk and talk, painting. As a matter of fact, I awaken with too many ideas to get up and make notes on, for fear that my adrenaline will then keep me up all night.

The process has taken over and finally, it's not being truncated by other concerns. I'm still delinquent on gardening and as domestically challenged as ever, but I don't mind defaulting on some of those obligations. And if dinner is late, well, everyone knows where the frig is.

It's not as if I don't have any problems. I do, like every other human being. But the overriding feeling, as I delve more and more into the feel and character of the paint, is bliss. I feel so fortunate to be experiencing this joy. One thing leads to another--each image calls for a dozen or a thousand variations. The bounty is overwhelming, the color and rhythm and flow of it the most satisfying experience I have had in this life. I thank the powers that be for this creative impulse that is at once a joy and a burden. But if I have to have a burden, creativity is the burden I want.

The only real difference between then and now, is that I finally have continuity, the time to BE in the experience. I have process. Thank goodness for process.

Text and Photo c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. Please visit to see more of my art or read some of my ideas about art. You can purchase "Straight to Heaven" at my site.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Support Breast Cancer Research

Tote Bags~ Buttons~ T-Shirts, prints & original paintings of this funky design!!
I have designed T-Shirts to raise funds for The Research of Enviromental Effects on Breast Cancer!
This is a funky little girl with a HOT PINK thong & a Breast Cancer Ribbon tattoo!!
50% of my proceeds are going to research.
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Art World Project for Children in Need

Art World Project is a collective effort inviting artists from all nations to contribute an artwork or two to a great cause: earning money for three major children’s charities. Seven huge panels (to represent the continents) will exhibit over 50,000 works of art from all over the world!You can submit either a JPG alone or the digital file AND the original work to be included in the fundraising. As I understand it, funds for the charities will come from the small entry fee and subsequent sales of original art and reproductions. The site has all the details, including the identities of the founders, the name of the trustee, the timeline, the charities that will receive the funding, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution to a great cause and be part of a global statement in support of needy children. Here’s the link:

This painting, which I call "Flower Songs," is the work I chose to submit to the project. I'm donating print rights for this image. I chose it because I thought the bold forms and bright colors would appeal to children. Not that children who are hungry or homeless will care very much about looking at art.... To see more of my work, please visit . Or visit my personal blog at

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New wearable art pendant

This is my latest pendant, which has cheeful handpainted daisies using a wooden domino as the base. I created it to have a stained glass feel, using India ink for the lines. This pendant is now available in my Etsy shop.