Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"Last Light" at Saatchi Gallery Showdown

I've entered "Last Light" into the next round of the Saatchi Showdown. If you like it, you can vote for it on a scale from one to ten, ten being the highest. Votes for this round start on 12-17 and end on 12-24. This abstract acrylic has an optical quality. I painted it on 18 x 24 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. It was inspired by the rose, orange, and azure hues reflected on the lake surface after sunset. The play of colors in the water is like a light show, though the feeling it gives is much more moving and profound. Image c 2006 Lynda Lehmann.

With two clicks, you can vote for it here: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/showdown/index.php?showpic=105775 . Your kindness and support are much appreciated! If you don't have time, I understand!

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  1. Blended so well Lynda. "Last Light"-- any significance?

  2. It's beautiful Lynda, it really is!
    I've voted for you, good luck on the showdown!
    Hope you having wonderful christmas, filled with love, joy and peace!!


  3. Very stunning Lynda. I can only imagine how brilliant it looks in real. The web never quite does painting justice. I will vote.

    Niels Henriksen

  4. Lynda my vote is in. I actually can see the lake surface with all these hue colors. It is very beautifully framed. Anna :)

  5. Hi merging point. It's about the last light of day, the afterglow of sunset, on the lake surface....

    So many colors are relected there, depending on how the sky looks that evening!

  6. hi evlahos. nice to see you--thanks for your support. have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by, Ellen, and for commenting. If nothing else, the Showdown brings viewers to our work. Thanks for voting!

    You too, blessing at'cha: love, joy, creativity, health, and peace....

  8. Hi Niels,

    You are certainly right about that. Especially for large and very active paintings, they do not "read" well in such a small size as the web dictates. They have much less visual impact, if any, then when they're hanging on a wall facing the viewer, full size and well lighted.

    Thanks for voting and for your support!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Thanks Anna, for commenting and for voting. My favorite thing to do is canoe on the lake at twilight, and I want to share the beauty and joy of it with everyone.

    I can never believe how many colors are so intensely mirrored in the lake! Between the afterglow in the sky and the reflections in the water, I often feel I'm entering some kind of heavenly realm or rainbow paradise!

  10. wonderful Lynda !!!
    I will have another try at voting for your work....Saatchi (or my computer/provider) has not been kind to me and I have tried many times to get into their site without success
    rather ridiculous when I am a member there...

  11. Kim, thank you for TRYING to vote! I know, with literally millions of hits a day, that site is often overloaded!

    If I don't talk to you before next week, have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!!


  12. Lynda,

    How beautiful the colors are! I just voted, I gave it a big 10.

  13. Deborah, thank you for your kindness! A 10 is very much appreciated (pardon my use of the passive voice.)

    I hope things are quieting down for you, and your mom is in good spirits. (as good as can be expected...)

  14. I think Saatchi Showdown is rigged. We all know it is a popularity contest when it comes down to the line. But I also suspect that they have a hand in selecting who moves on without consideration for the number of votes in the first place.

    The other concern I have about Saatchi is his involvement with sending finalists of competitions to major art fairs. Now Myartspace is doing it as well. Is this the new trend? What does that say for the art world at this time?


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