Friday, January 29, 2016

new painting - Selene

Selene - oil on board, 8x10"
Selene - oil on board, 8x10"

Selene is the light in the night sky, and her quiet song guides all who pause to listen.

Posted and sold on EveryDayOriginal.com

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Your Art as Your Voice and Your Mirror

New post on Muddy Colors today - Your Art as Your Voice and Your Mirror. If you get a chance, have a read and let me know what you think. There are several questions there for anyone who'd like to take a retrospective/introspective type quiz (for your own personal use). Hope you find it useful.

Here's the link: MuddyColors - Your Art as Your Voice and Your Mirror

Friday, November 27, 2015

new painting - Ava

Ava, oil on gessoed masonite, 5x7"
New painting - Ava, oil on gessoed masonite, 5x7".  Posted on EveryDayOriginal.com this morning.
Ava dreams of taking flight amidst the winds of change.

(this painting is sold)
detail of Ava, oil on gessoed masonite

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

One Fantastic Week

 Yesterday, I was a guest on the One Fantastic Week podcast, and it's now posted on their site.
If you'd like to have a look/listen, you can watch the recording here:
http://www.onefantasticweek.com/one-fantastic-week-ep-99-vanessa-lemen/
It was a great discussion.  Thanks to hosts Pete Mohrbacher and Sam Flegal!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Muddy Colors post - The Power of Art

the Rothko room at Tate Modern
Posted a new article up on the Muddy Colors blog - The Power of Art.
A bit about Mark Rothko, Simon Schama's The Power of Art, and contemplation inspired by feeling crammed, cluttered, and tired. Ha.
If you get a chance, have a read and let me know your thoughts.
Here's the link:
Muddy Colors - The Power of Art

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sirens

Sirens, oil on board, 22x28"
This is one of my paintings that I showed at IlluxCon.  Sirens, oil on board, 22x28".
I worked on it up until the day I shipped it to the show, which always requires extra special care in the packing to ship, but it made it there safely and all was okay.
Also, it sold there too.  woot!
I sold two others, which I'll post soon as well.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

another sketch in the kells sketchbook - find the marvel

...another sketch in my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic, some graphite, and some sanding and scraping.  The words on the left page are from the text on the book page showing through (with a small tweak). It reads "find the marvel". (9x6")

Monday, October 19, 2015

a couple new small paintings

acrylic on book page, 6.5x10.5" (sold)
 Here are a couple new small acrylic paintings - "Bloom" and "Hana Twins" - painted on book pages.  Both will be available at IlluxCon this week, along with many other paintings!
(Both have now been sold on EveryDayOriginal)

acrylic on book page, 8x10.5" (sold)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

a face in ink wash

ink wash on yupo paper
..Another one for Inktober - more sketching, mark-making and experimenting - making faces with ink washes on yupo paper.  12x16"

Muddy Colors post - The Importance of Getting Out

I recently posted another article on Muddy Colors (and I forgot to post about it here).  Here is the link to go have a look at it there in the MC blog: The Importance of Getting Out