Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The arbor gleams. Trees gesture, dance and sway, playing with the showering gold of sunlight. Vines crawl and meander, yet always ascending. Textures pop and reflect the underlying vitality, setting the precedent for "Form." Wood wet with past rain glistens orange and lush vines play a rich green counterpoint. Shadows vignette the drama, and my heart leaps joyously into the cauldron where Creation plays out its evolving domain.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY ETSY STORE! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE!
'TAWNY' is a mixed media work. It is the regulation ACEO size 2.5" x 3.5" and is presented on ultra-smooth bristol board white card. This design is an original pen and ink drawing with artist fine-line pen and professional artists' pencils and markers and plenty of TLC!
This piece has also been sprayed with a light fixative for protection and longevity.
What are ACEOs???? ACEO is the acronym for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". An ACEO is a small piece of art that can be defined by it's convenient 2.5 x 3.5 inch size. (Standard trading card size)
ACEOs are VERY different from trading cards however, because they are CREATED and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEOs are absolute ORIGINAL pieces of art! (Some artists choose to sell prints of their work -'editions' )
ACEOs are created in any medium available in the art world. Artists are creating them in ALL kinds of styles and varieties. There are no rules limiting the artist, outside of the size dimensions. ACEOs can be framed, propped, used as bookmarks,grouped together in larger frames......use YOUR imagination! Trading Card notebooks, sleeves and holders can all be used to display them.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
I just haven't painted in dogs years..argh i's also the biggest thing I've ever worked on 2 x 4 feet!
Just going to upload a video of it... be kind it's in progress
"Waiting to Come Back Down"
2008 - Licensed under
Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)
I love rocks. Rocks in any form. Little shards, rounded pebbles, mighty boulders, and vast canyons--they all resonate with me. It's as if I can feel their solidity, their might and permanence. They give me a feeling of being anchored to the great mysteries at our feet and in the more vaporous elements of the atmosphere around us. They make me feel strong. They are enduring and completely OF the earth!
In our everyday lives we may see rocks as inorganic, consisting of minerals steeped and birthed in the heat and power of the Earth. But if one believes in quantum physics and the concept that everything is energy, one must believe that rocks too, consist of and emit energy. (I am speaking of rocks in a metaphysical sense. As for the emissions of radioactive elements, now THAT is another subject altogether....)
Here are a few photos of boulders I took in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Not only do the rocks resonate with me in some enigmatic energy way, but their surfaces are a feast of form and color. Abstracted realism is one of my favorite forms of photography, and these boulders make powerful abstracts in their own right. It's just amazing, how much beauty is embedded in flowers, plants, trees, animals, air, water, fire, and yes, rocks!
Again, my eyes rejoice in what my camera can take away from majestic natural scenes filled with mystery and surprise. Every day is a gift of vision and inspiration.
Red Rocks Ridges - Lynda Lehmann c 2010
All photos and text copyright Lynda Lehmann. All rights reserved.