Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where My Heart Loves to Wander

Little Secrets of the Forest

The Forest Primeval

Lichen Puzzle

Rugged Terrain

Expectant, I break with the path to enter the forest gate. I know I have a pact with the forest, under whose canopy, worlds open. Engrossed by sweet, green-tinted shade spangled with glimmers of sunlight, my senses tingle. Wide-eyed I stand, compelled by the richness of possibility: here in the world of shadows and translucence, anything is possible.

I move on. The woods close around me and beckon me further. The sound of my tread is its own music as my feet pad over gnarled roots, soft beds of moss, and the tough flanks of boulders.

I feel the stretch of my calves and hear also, the rhythm of my breathing; only the murmur of the trees is more compelling. I bathe in green splendor, glad for a moment of reverie.

Here in the forest I own myself, I am fully and freely me. The covenant is with the Life Force. And I drink at its fount.

Life looms larger. More real than real, this arbor now--heaving in sync with the wind that enters its vaulted, verdant halls.

Dark hollows quiver with guarded truths, the quiet symbiosis of their parts to the whole. Wholly holy, in tune with itself, integrated and diverse, at rest in activity, steadfast but quick in growth and new life, the forest sings to me in a crescendo of beauty.

And I applaud with my soul.

Lichen Painting

All images and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can choose from several sizes and paper types or buy my prints plain or matted and framed.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm Up Here

Here it is, finished! My husband came up with the title, I'm Up Here, and we decided to take out the post on the left side. Planning on posting it on etsy tomorrow.
I posted the cougar painting (entitled Watching) from the last post on etsy today. I still need to get these newest paintings on my website. There is always so much to do!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pomegranates Oil Painting

Pomegranates is my new oil painting.


It measures 14 inches tall by 11 inches wide and is available on my web site for $395.00. (Remember that the prices on my website include shipping and insurance.) I love painting fruit, but by now I'm sure you've figured out that whatever I'm painting at the moment is my favorite! Yes, I simply can't help it.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Cougar Painting

I sketched this newest painting out last night out on the deck, it was such a beautiful evening. This morning, before I even went online I started painting. I actually remembered to take a pic of it before I finished.
It is pretty well finished. I will probably add a few touches here and there. The reference photo was taken by my brother-in-law, Curt Reimer on a recent trip to Como Park Zoo. Take a bow Curt! It sure is true, that the better the reference photo, the better the painting.
For those of you who are old enough, remember the zoos back in the 1960's and early 70's? What a difference. I remember when the big animals were kept in small barred cages lined up in a row. I love how they make their habitats more natural for the animals now.

I also sketched out this giraffe I am planning on painting next. They are both 8x10's. This one on canvas board, the Cougar is on stretched canvas.
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Until next time,
stay safe!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Special Offer This Weekend Only!!

Please take a moment to visit my etsy accessories store HERE and if you see something that you like simply enter the code 'JULY 2009 OFFER' to receive a 20% refund against your invoice-grab a bargain now! Happy July everyone! :)xx

Monday, July 06, 2009

Rose, Original Watercolour by Madelaine Fedorowich

Finished and now back to the birds. I have a couple of birds on the go and have my eyes on another floral painting in the future. Enjoy! This painting can be purchased through my etsy store and more paintings can be seen on my blog.

watercolour chickadee painting
4" x 6" Watercolour
© 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009


This morning it was so beautiful outside that I decided to paint my hibiscus plant that is sitting on my deck. I sadly have to admit that this is the first time I've painted outside without using a photo for reference. Which means this is my first plein air painting, and I loved it! The paint is still wet, that's why there's a glare. It is a 4x4 inch oil on stretched canvas.
Once the paint is dry I will post it for sale at my etsy store, where you can find other paintings, aceo's, pendants and magnets.

I will also be listing it on my website.
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