A Little Fiction About the Truth I Felt in Paris 2012 – “Slumming in Paris Part 6”

The recent tragic loss in Paris at Notre Dame, and the heroic efforts that helped mitigate it, has torn at our emotions and reminded me I had sensed and seen the mettle of the French culture and people via the beauty and monuments to their past when my wife and I stayed in the Latin […]

Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Around Notre Dame – Day 3, via Felipe Adan Lerma

My wife Sheila and I, even back in the autumn of 2012, were of course aware of then learned much more of the incredible history of Paris and it’s iconic areas inside the old city walls. We learned that a previous church had occupied the same spot on the island on the Seine as Notre […]

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 – Walking With Birds

Each gratitude post is of an event in my recent past, a few days to a few weeks, both allowing me to better understand my experience and to grant myself the time for that without rushing 😊 This gratitude evolved from a walk in our neighborhood March 23, 2019 – This image from Butler Park […]

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, […]

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? […]

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 […]

Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 4 – Discoverng and Painting a Story, Woman in Moonlight

It started like this, a textured palette knife inlay modeled on the values and inverse colors of a macro cropping of a photo of mine I really like… My reference photo, pictured below, and currently available on my Fine Art America (FAA) site, is a beautiful play of light. Eventually I’d like to try my […]

Do You Have a Favorite Word Among Your Image Titles? Apparently I do! (smiles) – “Light”

My newest Fine Art America photography and art collection – “Light” I was recently debating the title for a new nearly finished oil painting – I pretty sure I’ve settled on “Woman in Moonlight” – when I suddenly wondered how much of my photography and art I’ve titled with “Light” in the title. The answer […]

Thank You Repeat Buyer in Bradford Vermont (Nancy Griswold)! – Mountain Road Cabin And Sunrise, Stowe Vermont

Normally most artists selling their art work, prints, and gift items don’t know who’s bought something of theirs at Fine Art America, but this particular buyer, artist Nancy Griswold, contacted me and let me know. I’d already been a fan of her work so it is particularly satisfying the sales have been to someone whose […]