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")