Sunday, January 11, 2009

Electric Landscape

Electric Landscape - c 2009 Lynda Lehmann

I keep trying to paint something "quiet" but my love for color takes over and I end up with bright, saturated hues. I'm addicted to color! And this painting has the intensity and movement that seems to characterize my work. I wonder if I'll ever do something subtle? lol....

It's a bright Abstract Expressionist painting with active, biomorphic forms, 18 x 24 inches on gallery-wrapped canvas. I don't know how many of my customers or potential customers read my blog. But if they don't read this post, they won't know that I started out to be subtle! As you know, the process takes over, the painting takes on an life of its own, and eventually, it "tells" you what it wants to be!


My painting "Damariscotta Dream," seen here, has just been used on the cover of a poetry chapbook published by Dream Horse Press. Thank you to Dream Horse Press and Charles Sweetman for using it! (No, I'm NOT using the book for a mouse!)

All images and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can choose from several sizes and paper types or buy my prints plain or matted and framed.


  1. You may chuckle of this but here goes: When I looked at this Lynda I instantly saw women, great clusters of women from all over the world,some with babies or little kids, the women dressed in colorful clothing...a bit like African women sometimes wear. There was such a STRONG sense of powerful female energy in the painting. I felt like was looking down on a groups of women. There is a very mothering, sisterly, bonding, lively, happy female sense to it. The sense that the women were all sitting on the red/brown Earth in groups all talking and or singing. Like African women might do. So beautiful this one. Very uplifting for me.

  2. Robin, you have a great imagination! Now that you mention this, I think the colors are reminiscent of some African textiles I've seen.

    And yes, I can picture how you see this painting, even though I still see it primarily as a landscape (with holes in it, leading to other slices of landscape...) I like your perception/interpretation of mothers and sisters bonding in female and earth energy....

    I MUST get to bed. You will be the first person I visit tomorrow! Have a good night, Robin!

  3. Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day!

  4. the cover looks marvelous, congratulations Lynda.

    I can see why you love colour, man it is powerful and a joy to look at.

  5. lovely colors.....very vibrant...and i agree with robin that there is a strong sense of feminine energy...

  6. Beautiful work and great book cover, Lynda! I guess it is the internal "electrical wiring" that dictates what the artwork is going to be ... I have the same thing: whatever I do, I always get fish (my last name means fish in English ... :-)))

  7. I like the colors. Sometimes the creative process does want to override your plans and defines itself...Really nice piece and I like the Title.

  8. Hey Lynda,

    I like your "Electric landscape": it is quite energetic! But I confess that my mind is still in those mystical ones you showed us previously (Hmm gorgeous)!

    Congratulations for the cover of the poetry book: you must be proud :D!

    I am sending you good vibes, my friend!


  9. JAFABRIT - I love color, but I love form, line, and texture, as well! I guess that makes me a tactilinear-prismatic formalist! :)

  10. JYOTSANA - Strangely, to me, most art has a feminine energy to it. Maybe because we are more progenerative than men. Or am I being prejudiced? ;)

  11. NOMAD FLAVOR - Yes, sometimes it whisks us away into uncharted territory. We may feel lost until the piece resolves itself, but by then it has taken on its own life. And later on, it becomes familiar. :)

  12. ANNE - That's funny! I didn't know that about your name!

    None of us will ever really know or understand the forces that propel our images and artistic vision in a particular direction. But I guess that's part of the fun of it!

  13. MAX - You know I always love to visit with you! Nice to discover you on FB this morning. Now I can keep in touch with you over there, too.

    Have a great weekend. I'm still trying to move like the dancers in the video you posted, but my husband is laughing at me. I wonder why, lol...

  14. Hey Lynda,

    It was nice to communicate with you on FB as well :D! Loved it!

    Thanks, I did have a great weekend (I was able to rest)! I hope you had a nice one too!

    LOL LOL your husband is should invite him to join you LOL ;D! You keep dancing and I am sure you'll get there :D!

    Have a great week, darling!

  15. I think Electric Landscape has great depth for an abstract painting. Very nice painting, everything works.


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