Friday, November 30, 2007

Heart of Mystery



An ornamental kale that to me, embodies the heart of mystery. Or said another way, the essence of Creation. Quiet, unassuming, and indescribably beautiful.

Image and text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. Unmatted print, 8 x 12 inches on professional archival photo paper or canvas, available at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/.


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Back at the Dock


Dinghies lined up and berthed at harbor on a chilly autumn day, make an almost-abstract composition. Long Island, New York.

Image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. This photo is available at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/ as an archival print of 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches in an acid-free mat. Please feel free to ask about other sizes if you're interested.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Still and Solitary Time


Autumn often brings stiff winds that churn the leaves and break their hold on lofty boughs, and foretell the coming of winter. But sometimes autumn brings a hush that settles over the land like a balm, defying the wind to ruffle the brilliant golden light. Sunshine penetrates lake and forest. The water lies smooth and flat, mists hover, the woods fall to silence as if the squirrels, birds, and deer stand in awe of the day's tranquility. All is serene. All is quiet on water, land and sky. Except for the Hum of Life, barely audible, yet powerfully present in the living domain.



Image and text c Lynda Lehmann. All rights reserved. "A Still and Solitary Time" is available for purchase at www.lyndalehmann.com.


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Passing On the "Creative Blogger Award"


I've been blogging since last spring, but missed most of July and August due to being away and on a snail of a dial-up connection for the summer. So I feel that I'm just finding my "space" in the great wild-blue-yonder of the Blogosphere. I've met many nice people, and found that everyone has something to say, usually positive and constructive. I DO very much value the opportunity to share thoughts and perceptions with people all over the world. And of course, a little bit of art, gardening knowledge, stuff about the moon, stars, and planets, writing, cooking, our Earth, and just about any subject you can think of. Blogging is a great way to foster community, even internationally, as we all express our concerns and hopefully perceive our common humanity.

The only negative for me, is that now I have another addiction (besides chocolate and coffee) and it's a very time-consuming one at that! Actually, most of my posts are not that involved that they take a lot of time, but giving people the recognition they deserve DOES take a lot of time. I've been extra busy this fall with getting ready for my solo painting show in February, and feeling a bit frantic overall. I'm really upset to have been given a few awards (for which I'm grateful and feel honored) but have not had the time to post some of them or pass them on. So I'm going to start doing this, now that I have a FEW things tied up this week, and I'll start with the first one.

Many weeks ago, Cindy from Rosehaven Cottage gave me the Creative Blogger Award. I'm going to finally post this on my page and pass it on to Floyd Craig at Floyd's Secrets of the Earth, http://floydssecrets.blogspot.com/, Saboma at http://maryannaville.blogspot.com/, and Ellen at Positive Communication at http://marcomblog.web-log.nl/marcom_blog/. These are bloggers who look outward at the world and express their convictions and knowledge in a passionate and committed way. Not to mention creative!

So thank you Cindy, for passing this award to me. I appreciate it very much!

And Floyd, Saboma, and Ellen, keep up the good work! I'm sorry I don't know how to embed your URLs in your blog titles. Bear with me on this steep (it's steep for me, lol...) learning curve!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Detour in the Kitchen



Preparing my contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner at a relative's house, I was of course more interested in photographing the cranberry sauce and muffins than I was in preparing them for our shared meal. I did get the job done, but not without taking a little detour. I've always wanted to photograph those lush, bright and yummy cranberries, and this time I did it.


Since today is very damp and dreary, dark and drizzly, here in New York and over much of the country, I thought I'd upload a couple of bright shots to add color to your day.


Cheers and bright, sunny weather to all of you, wherever you live!


Images and text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. You can view more of my photography, paintings, and digital art at
www.lyndalehmann.com.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Autumn Dazzle








I count among my blessings the freedom to enjoy nature's beauty a little bit each day. That's why I try to remember to carry my camera when I walk.


Today was blustery and cold, but the sky was an intense blue and the sunshine pouring over everything lit the trees on fire. I often miss seeing the peak color, but I managed to see some of it today. I will savor the glow long after this gorgeous, blazing afternoon has faded into dusk.


A picture speaks a thousand words. I hope you enjoy these photos, as I enjoyed taking them. I also hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving felt blessed with warmth, good food, love, and spiritual riches.


If you are interested in purchasing any of these images, you will find them for sale as matted archival prints on my site at www.lyndalehmann.com , and eventually on Imagekind and Art.com as prints that you can purchase plain or matted and framed.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saatchi Showdown - Please Vote on My Painting!

Here is my bid for shameless self-promotion! Please take just one minute and vote for my painting at Saatchi Gallery's Showdown. I will be forever grateful. (well, maybe not forever...)

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/showdown/index.php?showpic=99900

If you like my painting you can give it a 10. If you don't like it, you can give it the boot with a "1" rating! It's your judgement call!

I know you're all very busy, as Thanksgiving is almost upon us, so I doubly appreciate your support! Have an enjoyable holiday, everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Light Makes All Things Real

Pine Bark, Echo Lake

Barkscape VIII

The Nature of Pine Bark

Illlumined



Light makes all things real.





Images and text c Lynda Lehmann. All rights reserved. You can view more of my work or purchase my photos at
www.lyndalehmann.com



Monday, November 12, 2007

The Winds of Autumn...




chattering people



hear their own voices,



ignoring the wind.



-lynda lehmann



video



I was looking for serenity and found it in the waving, wind-blown branches of stately oaks and maples. I was carrying only my tiny point and shoot, as I so often do when I walk in my neighborhood. So the quality could be better. But the wind will speak to you, just the same.


If you listen closely you will hear a dog barking and birds singing. But mostly, you will hear the sound of the wind rushing through the boughs. Thanks for stopping by and sharing autumn with me!


Text, images, and video c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Introducing the Beautiful Abstraction of Révész Éva Gabriella



I've never met Révész Éva Gabriella in real life. She's a cyberfriend, whom I met on the Art Wanted site awhile back. Maybe a year and a half have gone by since Eva and I first exchanged notes, but I've come to cherish her warmth, enthusiasm, and above all, her humanity.


Eva speaks English so much better than I speak Hungarian, and she does a pretty good job of communicating in our language. It always pains me that I can't return the courtesy of understanding her language. Yet we have managed to communicate in a way that apparently has meaning for both of us. And of course, we share an interest in both digital art and painting.


I find Eva's art to be passionate, spiritual, and just plain exquisite. So I wanted to share it with you here. Some day I'm going to meet Eva in Europe, and we're going to have coffee or lunch and go museum-hopping together! But in the meantime, I will enjoy staying in touch with her and looking at her lovely art!


Eva's site is under construction, and I don't know when it will be finished. But I have her link in my sidebar, awaiting the date that it's ready for the world to see.







The top work is an acrylic painting which Eva calls "Sky High Tree." The next piece down, the floral, is called "Streak of Dawn." It's a digital piece. I love both these works for the warm and glowing light that permeates them, and for the tactile and sensuous surface quality. The third one down, the one with all those magical shades of yellows and greens, is another digital painting that Eva calls "April." It's fresh and has its own delicate magic, and a somewhat ambiguous but alluring space. And the final piece is an acrylic painting called "The Crater."


I think Eva's sense of drama and consequence come across in her work, as does a quality that I think of as being reverent or mystical. I hope you've enjoyed seeing a sampling of the work of my friend from Hungary, Révész Éva Gabriella. The way they structure their names is different in Eva's culture. But that doesn't matter--to me, she's just my dear friend Eva.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Fantastic Scenic Views Of Planet Earth

If you've watched the video on my last post, chances are you found it quite depressing.

As a happy counterpoint, this one will surely inspire you!

This is what we are at risk of losing...

Friday, November 9, 2007

British Columbia: Nigeria North?

I found this video while browsing and thought it was so powerful and important that I had to post it. If you love our Earth, please take four minutes to watch it. I think you'll be glad you did. It's about the disgrace of corporate disregard.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Work in the Digital Arts Festival in Veszprem, Hungary

I have two pieces included in the digital arts festival in Veszprem, Hungary this month. My thanks to my dear friend Révész Éva Gabriella for inviting me to participate! I felt so honored to be asked to participate in this international exhibit of works done in the new medium. Wish I could have been there to see the Opening!


Here are links to the brochure and a listing of the show:
http://www.veszprem.hu/Portals/0/Program/darts%20megh%C3%ADv%C3%B34.pdf
http://web.mac.com/vricszb/iWeb/CFD00942-6E5A-4897-9BB4-C804C4C0F1B5/225891D8-4AB3-4066-959F-20E0D2B954D1.html

You can see "Fish Fiesta" and "Dark Night of the Soul," along with my other digital pieces, at http://www.lyndalehman.com/ or www.absolutearts.com/lyndalehmann. It's my guess you can easily tell which of these images is which! Though I'm sure I've posted these before, I wanted to show you which two I had submitted to the show. Images c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.

My thanks again to Eva and to Sztojalovszky Bela for being patient with my submission (which was late because I was away visiting family until a day or two before the deadline), and for printing and hanging my work in their fine show!

I will be introducing you to Eva's wonderful and passionate artwork in an upcoming post!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Opening to the Light


This is an orchid, but it reminds me of an iris in the way its petals unfold. At least I know what THIS flower is! (or so the sign at the arboretum said...)

Image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann, available at http://www.lyndalehmann.com/ and soon at Imagekind!

Thanks for visiting! I wish you a peaceful evening, and dreams of great beauty.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Art Critic Nicholas Forrest Has Chosen Me for His Top Ten at Saatchi Online


I put up this post a few days ago but almost as soon as I published it, the page to which I referred disappeared. So I'm revising the post to include a different link that I found in a Google search. It's http://artforprofits.wordpress.com/2007/11/04/nicks-top-ten-artists-from-the-saatchi-online-gallery/


Here you can see the text of the original article published at Saatchi Gallery Magazine, minus the photographs of art works by each artist's name. I feel very fortunate that art critic Nicholas Forrest has named me among his "Top Ten" artists to be watched, out of the more than 60,000 artists at Saatchi Gallery Online. I'm enjoying my five minutes in the sun...


Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with me!


Oh, I almost forgot to say that the image above is "Festival," and it was on the original article at Saatchi, next to my listing. Image c Lynda Lehmann 2006. "Festival" is available on my http://www.lyndalehmann.com/ site, as well as at Saatchi and Absolute Arts.

Florabunda



I sometimes forget that this is an art blog, not just a photo blog. So here is my newest painting. "Florabunda" is acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24 x 36 inches, and it's--you guessed it--a floral!

I love working with color and swirling organic form. I've uploaded a detail shot to give you a better idea of what it looks like. Such large paintings tend to close in and lose detail, when reduced to the size of a web image!

"Florabunda" is available at www.lyndalehmann.com. Please feel free to ask about prints, if you are interested.

My Write-Up at the "Talent Speaks" Site

Gabriel Chapman of Talent Speaks and Talent Database has had his writer, AJ West, give me a short write-up. You can read it here: http://talentspeaks.com/index.php/2007/11/02/the-natural-talent-of-lynda-lehmann/

Gabriel runs the http://www.talentspeaks.com/ and http://www.talentdatabase.com/ sites. Check them out if you haven't already! I have a site on Talent Database, and it's a great way for people to find your work. If you do any of the visual arts, you can register for this dynamic new community for free!

Thanks, Gabriel and AJ, for the kind words!

The above image is "Entity," c 2007 Lynda Lehmann. To see more of my work, please visit www.lyndalehmann.com . Thanks for visiting my blog!

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