Notre Dame Paris – In Gratitude for Being There and Surviving Through So Much

From my cherished Paris collection of images from my wife and mine’s stay late 2012 – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=642805&page=1 . As always, from its history of progressing human freedom, to surviving World Wars and revolutions, to its sourcing of such a stunning amount of artistic beauty and creativity, Paris endures to inspire and encourage us. Adan Twitter […]

Adan’s Gratitudes – A Little History

About my previous attempts expressing gratitudes in my life and my latest intention to do so 😊   I should emphasize too, these are my public expressions of gratitude. My private expressions, and I think we can and should all feel free to have any number we wish for ourselves, are sometimes reluctant, sometimes infrequent, […]

Micro-Macro Unity, Flowers and Landscapes? — Or Am I Just Seeing Things?

You know that feeling, when you spot clouds that look like mountains with fog filled valleys continuing up into the sky? Here’s fairly recent painting example — And my original source photo for it — Or when a close-up / macro of flower remind you of images of constellations bursting from tight cores of light […]

PhotoPoem for – Dancing Flower – A Flower’s Soft Arms

*** A Flower’s Soft Arms Aromas of drifting daysshimmered among the sun’s early shifting shadowswarming a garden’s languid floral arms.The blooms’ shallow sculptures carved sunlight intovalleys, brushing eyebrows on ridges –I reached out. Stop – soft shocked. How did nature decide touching such delicate beautywould disturb the very pigments that drewbutterflies and bees and me? […]

PhotoPoem for – Winged Horse in the Sky – Hoof Prints From My Soul

Hoof Prints From My Soul Cloud clumps within my heart – Reappear in paint As hoof prints from my soul – Questions and guesses – Choices – Gathered (often without knowing) through seven decades of living, As naturally as fog settling – feathered – like thread knit loosely ‘tween sky and earthYes, it’s been a […]

Clues to Myself About My Latest Painting via Art Mystery Novel “Abstract Aliases” by Ritter Aimes

In “Abstract Aliases” – a mystery art thriller by Ritter Ames – Laurel Beacham, the art recovery expert protagonist has returned to London office and is quickly engulfed in strong whiffs of danger, intrigue, and – as always, in a good way – an ongoing yes/no maybe/could-be romantic involvement with a fellow art sleuth based, […]

PhotoPoem for – Self Portrait 19 – Balancing With My Shadow

I step onto myself Assured it won’t hurt – It’s just my own shadow Firm beneath the pale asphalt Reaching up To me Equally  Surprised  How well we fit – Take a picture it says To remember us by…. * PhotoPoems are a fun thing for me, something I’ve enjoyed creating – joining word & image […]

My Shadow-Selfie Feels Part of the World (smiles)

Most of my self portraits show me taking pictures or playing with one of my grandkids, or at a gallery show or enjoying a vista in Vermont and elsewhere. This image – taken on a walk through the neighborhood – caught my attention as I was crossing the street. The deep shadow, outlined yet moving […]

Finding Color in the Fog – New Painting Upload, Sunrise Through the Fog

A small 8×8 inch oil completed late last year but only now been able to capture in a way I felt did it justice. The colors are laid in via glazed layers and the essence of the image changes as the light on it shifts. The original is no longer available, but prints, posters, and […]

Dancing Flower – My Newest Palette Knife Painting ; Sometimes It’s Just About Making a Choice, Choosing the Emotion :)

This new painting started with a basic layin I took to a the Old Bakery & Emporium, a historical non-profit gallery gift shop here in Austin, to work on recently. Here’s my tweet from that day – I worked in a full basic layover that afternoon that felt pretty darn close to what I wanted […]