Sunday, July 15, 2018

Some Recent New Work, Shows, and Articles

It seems like this year so far has been on warp speed!  I'm posting a few recent works, features, and events here to get caught up a bit.   So, below is a recap of the last couple months for me... featuring new paintings, ImagineFX, Marvel/Upper Deck, Gold Medal Exhibition, EveryDay Original, Muddy Colors, and La Bodega Gallery.

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Gaia, May 2018
My auction painting, Gaia, on EveryDay Original in May was a great success, and I'm sharing here both the painting on the EDO online gallery as well as my article on Muddy Colors in which I share some process pics, videos, and info about the process/progress of the painting:

Gaia, oil on panel, 9x12" (sold)

To view more info and pics on the EDO online gallery, click here: Gaia by Vanessa Lemen on EDO

And here is the link to the Muddy Colors article with more pics, videos, and info about the process: Progression of Gaia by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors
a few progression shots of Gaia


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Below are a couple more paintings I posted on EveryDay Original in the months of May and June:

Sky, May 2018
Sky, oil on panel, 5x5" (sold)

To view more pics on the EDO online gallery, click here: Sky by Vanessa Lemen on EDO
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Theia, June 2018
Theia, mixed media (oil and acrylic), 3x3" (sold)

To view more pics on the EDO online gallery, click here: Theia by Vanessa Lemen on EDO

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CAC Gold Medal Exhibition - June/July, 2018

My painting, Holding On And Letting Go, was selected to exhibit in the 107th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition at The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Holding On And Letting Go, oil on canvas, 30x24"

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I also did a couple small pieces for two recent shows at La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA

Waiting in the Wings, June 2018 for the Spirit Animal group show
Waiting in the Wings, acrylic on panel (sold)

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Frida, July 2018 for the Frida Kahlo group show
Frida (with Filigree), mixed media (graphite and acrylic) on panel, art is 2.75" square (sold)


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ImagineFX Magazine - May, 2018

I was interviewed for the article "How Artists Can Beat Back Negative Thoughts" in the May issue of ImagineFX Magazine (issue 160).  Here are the pages of that article (you can click to enlarge and read/download):


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Marvel / Upper Deck - March, 2018

I also did an oil painting of Squirrel Girl for Marvel / Upper Deck and there were limited edition signed 18x24" prints as well as limited edition prints of the variant as well.
Upper Deck posted an interview with me about this painting and my work and art/life in general, and you can read it here: Artist Spotlight: Vanessa Lemen on Upper Deck blog

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And here are a few more of my articles recently posted on Muddy Colors

Sketching in Ballpoint Pen, June 2018
Sketches using ballpoint pen, with some soft gel matte and acrylic

Click here to read the article: Sketching in Ballpoint Pen by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors

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Starts And Finishes, May 2018
an example of what my Start and Finish to a painting looks like

Click here to read the article: Starts And Finishes by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors

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The Pursuit, April 2018
pic of me painting when I was a wee little one

Click here to read the article The Pursuit by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors

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Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder, March 2018
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by Sargent

Click here to read the article Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder by Vanessa Lemen on Muddy Colors

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Thanks for checking out all the new work, events, and articles!  More soon!