Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Work In Progress...

A few more snaps of my newest painting in progress today....she will be completed soon now! :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Lighthouse on the Beach aceo

I decided to try a new support for this aceo, a dark green mat board.  I named it Lighthouse On the Beach and it was created with Prismacolor colored pencil.  It is listed in my etsy shop if you are interested, and it's only $15.
I created Lighthouse On the Beach aceo for my DAWG TEAM March Quest, Oceans/Beaches, stop in and 'like' us and if you create artwork, come and join our group.  We are a group of women who love doing art and love the Lord.
Be sure to enter  our DAWG TEAM aceo giveaway just click on that link and it will take you to our DAWG blog. The giveaway goes until the end of March, so be sure you spread the word.

Also take a look at the ACEO Online Magazine.  We'd love it if you'd 'like' us, and if you are an artist please think about joining our group too.  Right now there are 57 members and growing.  This is our Blog 
We also have a group on the Ellen Degeneres ning site I'm the moderator on this site, and would love it if you joined us there too.
This past weekend I was looking around YouTube on colored pencil tutorials, I am always wanting to learn as much as I possibly can.  I came across this young artist named Jacqueline Pettie, and she's a wonderful colored pencil artist.  She even has her own YouTube Cannel.  I am very impressed by her talent and dedication to her artwork.  This little lady is going places, that's for sure.

Well, that's it for now.
Have a great day,

Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Painting: Byzantine Blues

Byzantine Blues - Lynda Lehmann c 2011

"Byzantine Blues" is one of my recent series of small paintings, just 11 x 14 inches.  It's one of those paintings whose name seemed to arise out of the ether as I finished it.  While my title does not really fit the definition of Byzantine, I still like it for this work.  Since it's my painting, I guess I can call it whatever I wish!  One of the added joys of making art is the freedom to associate ones image with words and name it thus. That is, to see an image in your own unique way.  

The viewer too, is called upon to see whatever he or she wishes, and that is the freedom that is inherent in the ambiguity and mystery of abstract art.  Although the bottom line is that titles are not at all necessary to the visual experience, especially of abstraction, and may even detract from the viewer's freedom to see it in his or her own way.

Dictionary.com defines "Byzantine" as follows:

4. Fine Arts . pertaining to or designating the style of the fine or decorative arts developed and elaborated in the Byzantine Empire and its provinces: characterized chiefly by an ecclesiastically prescribed iconography, highly formal structure, severe confinement of pictorial space to a shallow depth, and the use of rich, often sumptuous color.

You can see that this painting does not resemble the "ecclesiastically prescribed iconography," of Byzantine Art at all, although the confinement of pictorial space to a shallow depth and the use of rich color, may apply.

You can read more about the Byzantine Empire at Wiki.  

Although I appreciate the beautifully rendered realism of masters such as Da Vinci or John Singer Sargent, my preferred style of painting is abstract.  What is your favorite style, when it comes to making or appreciating art?

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