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 […]

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, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image Two

Second in my early September Mount Mansfield sunrise images from the same morning and location, I can clearly see the changes beginning to occur! Though the upper sky is slightly darker and the land below still remains in darkness, the light between those two layers is brighter. This, I began to learn just last year, […]

New palette knife painting, Birds and Sailboat in Paradise, by Adan 😊

New palette knife painting, Bird and Sailboat in Paradise 😊 Water soluble oil, marble dust, water mixable oil medium, 12×16 inches on stretched canvas, palette knife rendition. For creative impetus info for this image, full res samples, prints, and gifts (yoga mats etc), please visit my Fine Art America (FAA) link noted above/below or by […]

Spotted Treasure – My New Butterfly Photo at Fine Art America

Spotted Treasure, an action or an object? Check out the full res sample at Fine Art America, follow the links to my Butterfly / Birds Collection of images – And discover more of my photography and art from Costa Rica to Paris, Texas to Vermont (smiles)…. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 Adan Twitter […]

U.S. Veterans Art Show – Last Day at Austin Art Space

The exhibition will be at the Austin Art Space Gallery, 7739 Northcross Dr., Suite Q, Austin, TX 78757. Attendance is free. Art Space Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11-5 p.m.  Last exhibit date is December 01, 2018. For more information about the show, please contact chrisvanloan@yahoo.com/512-653-0073 Art work above is by Felipe Adan Lerma

Recently Sold by Felipe Adan Lerma at Fine Art America Plus New Work

Below is the text of my short Fine Art America (FAA) newsletter I sent out recently, so this is a reblogged of sorts 🙂 If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter at FAA (sent out once or twice a month at most), please sign up at – https://fineartamerica.com/subscribememberemaillist.html?memberidtype=artistid&memberid=459979 . Each of my images at FAA […]

New Bird Image! Black Bird At Central Market

Playa Hermosa Puntarenas Costa Rica – Sunset A One http://fineartamerica.com/featured/playa-hermosa-puntarenas-costa-rica-sunset-a-one-felipe-adan-lerma.html February 17, 2017 My wife and I had a chance to visit Costa Rica for the first time a few weeks ago, and to say the country is an image bonanza would be an understatement! (smiles) Not only is the imagery in Costa Rica wonderful, […]