Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 3 – Adding Recognizable Objects to an Abstract and Making it Work

Probably my biggest challenge – besides knowing when the work is done and stop, and thus allowing myself to return to abstract painting after many decades – is what and how to insert something recognizable into the image: a person, or thing – animate or inanimate (sailboats, birds, a bicycle, the moon, etc). One of […]

Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 2 – Stopping Myself Before I Ruin My Own Art (smiles)

My “stopping myself before I ruin my own art” sample above serves dual purpose – it was once a delicate single flower with a muted background. I tried to “enhance” the flower (I was quite happy with the background), feeling it “had” to have a certain look or finish. Maybe it did. But, using my […]

Deciding When My Painting Is Done, Part 1 – Speaking to Myself (smiles)

Way back in the early 80s I restarted painting (after playing around with art in my late teens / early 20s (late 60s, early 70s), I mainly created abstracts and back then I would have declared this work finished before I’d added the bird. I persisted in that way, despite a supervisor I worked under […]

Paris : PhotoPoem # 4 : “Music at Shakespeare & Company”

Originally posted on Felipe Adan Lerma:
Paris PhotoPoems Series, #4 “Music at Shakespeare & Company” Pictured Left : Slumming in Paris Part One, Arthur & Gricinda Universal Amazon eBook Link – http://mybook.to/SlummingInParis1 *** “the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts…

About the Images in My Books, Part 2 – Narrative / Illustrative Photography and Art

From early on I included my own images in small books of poetry, creating verses to illustrate what I saw and felt in the scenes, often of nature but relating to people. Also relatively early, I matched images to my travel memoirs. One small book, “Love’s Travels – Vermont, Paris, Austin”, combines my images with […]

About the Images in My Books, Part 1 – Book Covers

Please click links on cover images for links to the books on Amazon (universal links); & links on right-side images for their Fine Art America pages (gifts & prints). And for more of my before-and-after images-to-covers, please visit my collection of samples at Fine Art America – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=712150 . It started as just fun, picking […]

My 1st Art Work of 2019 – Surfing the Light, Palette Knife Painting

Palette knife painting is quickly regaining my appreciation for the type of art I can create. I first tried palette knives back in the early 80s and find a new level of pleasure returning to it! I should add, an important difference for me now vs the early 80s – besides several decades of creativity […]

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Six & Seven – Daybreak!

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2019! These are my 6th and 7th images from my Mount Mansfield September Sunrise photo shoot one morning, September, 2018 – the final two pics in the series! 🙂 Please click links to see full res samples on my site at Fine Art America.Please click image for […]

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Five

Happy New Year Everyone! This is the 5th image in my Mount Mansfield September Sunrise photo shoot one morning, September, 2018. It is the first of the series with the sun actually showing. The prior images were twilights, from astronomical twilight to nautical to civil, each a progressive category of light appearing with the sun […]