Thursday, June 28, 2007

Center for Fine Art Photography Exhibit

The Center for Fine Art Photography has several exhibitions per year. The current exhibit is "The Art of Digital Imagery," which is a real-time gallery show at the center in Fort Collins, Colorado, and posted online as well.

My digital photograph "Water Tapestry" is part of the show, which you can see at:

I took this shot in the fall, on a sunny morning when I found clusters of colorful leaves floating on the dark lake surface. The contrast between the dark water and the color and form of the leaves, and the gold-green color and delicate form of the pine needles, made a lovely tapestry, I thought. I've posted "Water Tapestry" before, but now you can see it in the show.

I hope you enjoy the Center for Fine Art Photography exhibit. I know I did!

Please visit if you want to see more of my work. You can buy my work there or at Imagekind, at

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Interview at Creativity Portal

"Creativity Portal" online is featuring me in an interview by Molly Childers, as part of her series on creative people in the arts. It's about my creative journey and how I feel the process has effected me.

Regarding the result of Molly's and my collaboration, Chris Dunmire, publisher of Creativity Portal, has said:

"In my opinion, this interview is one of the most inspiring testimonies to the rewarding, spiritual depths one can experience on the path of being an artist....I don't want anyone to miss reading this--I've made it Creativity Portal's home page feature this week."

The interview will also be featured in Creativity Portal's July 1 newsletter. My thanks to Chris Dunmire and Molly Childers for inviting me to be part of this series. Here is the link, if you would like to read it.

You can also read the write-up Chris has given me on her personal site, at, if you like.

The above painting is "Cosmos," acrylic on canvas and for sale at Image c Lynda Lehmann.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Last Light

This painting was inspired by the rose, orange, and blue hues reflected in the lake after sunset, as we have witnessed in awe from a canoe on summer evenings. Watching the play of colors in the water is like watching a light show, though the feeling it gives one is much more moving and profound! Image c 2006 Lynda Lehmann.

View this and my other paintings at .

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Pretty Pale

The "architecture" of this pale beauty just pulls my eye in. Image c Lynda Lehmann. You can find this image at or in my gallery at Imagekind: , where you can buy it framed or unframed.

I keep telling myself to stop photographing flowers, but when I walk past a beautiful bloom, I can't resist. They give me so much joy. Hope you like it, too!


Nothing excites me more than being in the forest. It's as if all the kinks in my brain relax and I'm able to think new thoughts while breathing in the grandeur of the universe. Who could ask for more than a trickling stream, the bright confetti of autumn leaves, a blue sky overhead, and the musk of the forest? Image c Lynda Lehmann.

Please visit my gallery at Imagekind if you would like to see how this prints looks framed, or purchase this or other prints.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Parallel Lives

An elderly woman walks her bicycle down a narrow Alassio street, while a younger woman veers off the street into an adjacent doorway. They are in such close proximity in space and time, but each is oblivious of the other.

"Parallel Lives" can be looked at in several ways, I guess. It's a good metaphor for alienation and depersonalization and such. It could also be a metaphor for pattern and routine and limited consciousness/entrenched thinking, with the way the structures of those doors wall the woman in. And it could be a comment on aging, of course. Or culture. What does it make you think of? Image c Lynda Lehmann.

You will soon be able to purchase this image, framed or unframed, on my Imagekind site:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


A lush and graceful pink and white lily, poised in space and full of grace. Image c Lynda Lehmann. I photographed this with my tiny point-and-shoot digital camera, and despite a strong wind and lacking the controls of an SLR, got a fair shot.

Prints of this image are available at Or you can buy it on a variety of surfaces including canvas, giclee, framed or unframed, at

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sundrenched: The Golden Rose

I really need to be painting for a large solo show I have coming up next winter. But of course, I keep getting sidetracked by all the beautiful spring flowers that are just bursting forth everywhere.

To make matters worse, I've just purchased a new camera, a 10.2 mega pixel Sony Alpha digital SLR. Not only do I need to test it out and begin to learn how to use it, but having it in my hands makes me want to photograph everything in sight. An old obsession is photographing rocks and minerals, my own little collection of colorful crystals. They're not perfect specimens, but they're gems to me; their beauty is fascinating. Of course I'm having trouble with getting sufficient depth of field when shooting these, close up. I'm hoping to find just the right settings for my crystal shots, but don't hold your breath!

The photo above is of a rose of intense gold, as if it had absorbed all the sunlight in the world. Image c Lynda Lehmann. It's an archival print, unmatted, 12 x 15 inches on Canon pro photo paper, available at I'm hoping that soon I'll have some new mineral shots to post!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Primal Spirit

Done by manipulation of an original photograph in Photoshop, using a variety of filters. This image reminds me of both primal earth process and primal emotion. We tend to forget sometimes that we are organic beings, closely tied to our planet by our biology. If our Earth suffers, is under assault by myriad destructive forces, than so are we. I think things may be reaching critical mass, and we try to hide from the truth by our material pursuits, our passions, and our ideologies. Wouldn't it be better for all of us to participate in democracy, find our political will and make our voices heard, than passively watch the world slide into environmental crisis?

I recommend the following organizations for reliable information on environmental issues:

Union of Concerned Scientists
Natural Resources Defense Council
Stop Global Warming

I have been familiar with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the NRDC for more than 20 years, and I find both groups to be very reliable sources of information. Even the federal government consults with the NRDC for information.

"Primal Spirit" is available at as an archival print on canvas, 11 x 14 inches. Please feel free to ask about other sizes.

Text and image c Lynda Lehmann.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I want to introduce you to Karen Bauder. I've been so impressed by Karen's generous spirit, skills, and creative energy that I wanted to feature her on my blog. Where did we meet? Well, on the internet, of course. I've only known Karen for a few months through WWAO, Worldwide Women Artists Online, of which we are both members. In just a few months, I've seen Karen call on her web design and writing skills to make or modify several websites, and she's always ready to include, feature, and acknowledge her fellow artists. This is my tribute to Karen for her creativity, wit, and the big heart that goes with them.

Here's what Karen has to say about her art and artistic journey:

I started at my father's side as a child; listening to his wild adventures and watching him touch paint to canvas. Under his tutelage I developed a passion for art. I studied art & philosophy while getting a degree in design and became a professional artist with work collected all across the United States, Canada, England and India. I am an abstract artist creating in paint and pixels and pulling images from my imagination. Two of my digital works are currently on display in Germany at the Art World Project and one will soon be appearing in the Mendocino Arts Magazine in California. You can currently find me creating full time in my studio in Texas, still listening to my father's wild adventures as he now sits at my side watching me create.

Karen's passion comes across in her enthusiasm and in her work. She calls herself the "Accidental Artist," but I think her wonderful personal attributes are no accident. And I love her art, as well! As you can see, her digital abstracts are unique, conceptual, and visually stunning.

You can view more of Karen Bauder's art at her two primary sites:

Dreamwork Digital Art & Photography:
The Accidental Artist:

Friday, June 8, 2007


Nature always has a surprise to offer, whether it's a grand sunset, an encounter with a soulful furry critter (pet or otherwise), the power and majesty of a waterfall, or a simple "everyday" bloom. I came upon this graceful and elegant purple Clematis along a neighbor's fence while on a walk, and for a moment, I felt was deep in a shaded woodland. Earth blesses us with many gifts. Whether one chooses to look at this as the inherent bounty of the universe, proof of biodiversity, evidence of a higher being or grace, or simple serendipity, doesn't matter. The bottom line is that we are rich in beauty and inspiration, if we just take the time to look. Image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Quiet Time

Another of my "Clock-Watch" Series that I photographed yesterday. Time is an enigma, except for the fact that a comprehension of it seems to evade us! When I ponder time, I think about the tragedies of the human condition, and how fast our lives fly by. Then I feel a little sad, until I look for beauty in the world by the experience of doing art, of making another image, either a painting or a photograph. That experience never fails to lift me up. What do the concept of time and your creativity mean to you?

If you're interested in ideas about time, space, and the universe, I recommend "The Mind of God" by Paul Davies or "Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light" by Leonard Shlain.

"Quiet Time" is 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches in an archival sleeve, ready for framing. I can also print it for you in a larger size if you like. Like all my photos, it's printed with archival inks on Canon Pro photo paper. You can find this image, along with many others, at or Titles and image c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Time Piece

A romantic or nostalgic look at the personal timepiece. Sadly, no one can stop time to keep a moment real or preserve a memory. But we cling to our watches as if they have some special power. I have sentimentalized this shot intentionally, by my choice of color. I manipulated the original in Photoshop, part of a series of photos I took today. I hope you enjoy it. Image and Text c 2007 Lynda Lehmann.

This print is 8 x 10 and matted to 11 x 14 inches. It's available, along with hundreds of other images, from minerals and machines to florals and shots of Bussana Vecchia in Italy, at

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