|photo on left by Martin Mann / article/interview by Mark Hiss|
I also want to share a couple paintings finished just before the end of year in December 2017.
This painting, Diana, was finished for a commission. Oil on yupo, 9x12"
|Diana, oil on yupo, 9x12" (sold)|
And this painting (below) was my last for Every Day Original in 2017.
Aki (The song in her eyes), oil on acrylic on yupo, 4x6"
She stirs the soil and sings it back to life: "Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are."
|Aki (The song in her eyes), oil/acrylic on yupo, 4x6" (sold)|
I also want to share a few of my last articles on Muddy Colors, which I had forgotten to post links to here when the last few months were very busy.
From October, in my article "Promise, Process, and Beyond", I go over a bit about my painting, Promise, and the process and a bit about how the painting came about.
click here to read that article: Promise, Process, and Beyond by Vanessa Lemen
|on left: beginning stage of my painting, Promise / on right: the finished painting|
From November, in my article "Subconscious Riffs While Painting" on Muddy Colors, I share a bit about the everyday thought process, how thoughts come in and go out from conscious to subconscious, and how I've learned to assimilate them and use that as part of the process (because it's inevitable). Mindfulness is good.
click here to read that article: Subconscious Riffs While Painting by Vanessa Lemen
|slivers of a few of my newer paintings|
From December, in my article "Artist Inspiration - James Gleeson", I share one of my favorite artists' work along with excerpts/quotes that demonstrate a bit of his words and philosophy as well.
click here to read that article: Artist Inspiration - James Gleeson by Vanessa Lemen
|Portrait Of The Artists As Evolving Landscape by James Gleeson|
Thanks for a great 2017! I'm looking forward to an even better year in 2018!