Saturday, April 8, 2017

Observe, It's the Foundation

..posted a new article on the Muddy Colors blog Observe, It's the Foundation
It's a bit about the balance of foundation and invention/imagination.

click the link below:
Observe, It's the Foundation - by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

new painting - Sabine

new painting - Sabine - mixed media (ink, acrylic, oil) on yupo paper mounted to board - 4x6"

Posted and available at

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Sabine - EveryDayOriginal

Sabine is strong and courageous. The journey she has traveled to become who she is has not been without difficulty or uncertainty, and she is all the more enduring because of it.

(this painting is sold)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

new painting - Rai

new painting - Rai
mixed media - acrylic ink and oil on yupo paper
art is approx. 7x8" on 9x12" paper
posted and available at

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Rai -

Trust your intuition… but if you ever find yourself in doubt, you can look to Rai for guidance.

(this painting is sold)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

my recent articles on Muddy Colors

Here are a couple links to my most recent articles on

Returning From Within - an article about my recent hibernation spawned by current chaos, and a thanks to all the artists out there who, by sharing their vision, are answering our call out for hope when we might feel lost.
“When the noise of the external world is muting the sound of the internal world, our intuition pays the price.”
Click here: Returning From Within - 

Hope and Experiments - a demonstration on how I created the painting, Hope, and more specifically, how to make the bubble texture.
Click here: Hope and Experiments -


Friday, January 27, 2017

new painting (mixed media) - Hope

new painting - Hope, mixed media (acrylic, ink, graphite) on paper
7x10" on 9x12" paper.

Posted today and available at the Every Day Original website

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Hope -

In moments of adversity, it’s because of Hope that we rise up to meet our challenges with courage, strength, and resilience.

'Hope' - start on left, finish on right
(this painting is sold)