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 […]

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

Jan 06, 2019 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 […]

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

Jan 04, 2019 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 […]

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Six & Seven – Daybreak!

Jan 03, 2019 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 […]

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. Dec 31, 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 […]

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Four

Dec 29, 2018 This is the moment before the sun shows itself. More light reflects orange on the fog. Foreground fields appear. Astronomical twilight is a recorded memory. Nautical twilight’s eyes are wide open. And Civil Twilight will soon evaporate into pure light. By this time, with the light rising so quickly, my own sense […]

Mount Mansfield, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image Three

Dec 28, 2018 Though only a few minutes have passed from my previous pic (Image Two, link at bottom of this post), already there’s small changes. As I wrote in my image description on my image site at Fine Art America – “only a few minutes more have passed, but already patches of fog in […]

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

Dec 27, 2018 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 […]