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Translating Landscapes

A creative adventure; a new class via on-line. So great to teach landscape (design) drawing + painting and to reach out to many. Take a look at the preview + sign up.

Warmly, Anita

https://www.carlasonheim.com/online-classes/translating-landscape/

The landscape is a gentle way of exploring the elements that are integral to making meaningful work: line, value, color, shape, edges, composition.

In this 6-lesson class, we will use our study of landscape to work at finding our unique mark, learning and reinforcing design concepts, drawing with intent, and simplifying.

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a lucky find, that (french) sketchbook.

So lucky to find this gem; a sketchbook handed to me by a wonderful antique store owner this past Spring in southern France. It is dated 1912 and I can not quite make out the signature.

Can you?

An amazing record of time and place, for sure. A souvenir I will hold deep in my heart.

Keep those sketchbooks filled with all the ‘evidence’ you can muster, each and everyday.french_sketch.jpgsk17

it’s in the doing, it’s not about the applause.

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‘Gathering Evidence’ as a title for my up coming show came easy for me. Being a visitor to another country this past Fall in Italy and France was such an amazing opportunity to do just that; gather. Whether on a train, catching a taxi or sitting in a wonderful cafe, one gathers and absorbs; enjoying a keen awareness of the magic around you.

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This experience is so valuable and yes, comes back ‘tenfold‘ to you in studio. Perhaps my show expresses this magic in bold ways, some subtle and personal too.

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I was there and I remember.

 

clean slate

 

letting go; clearing the decks….https://anitahlehmannartist.com/for-purchase/

 

 

and a few more… + Happy Summer.

garden series.

here are some links: why work in a series; it’s brilliant!

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making a mark

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just getting started.

3 hours of work today, and I am just getting started.

I have had ‘snow’ on my mind lately, as the season is upon us. I am trying to find myself in the snow, an observer: sensing the sounds, the cold and beauty, (soon to be a participant on Christmas day!).

So, yes, these sketches are from my imagination; working with design elements of value, texture, line and composition. These studies have brought me to a next step; planning on some press studies and reaching toward a soft neutral pallet, Andrew Wyeth like.

Importantly, it took me to find dedicated time to work successfully. It does not happen on a whim; ‘it’s in the doing’ and comes about with hard work.

I look forward to the New Year; where my approach, will be as important as the doing.

Quiet, solitude, focus, awareness…authentic!

Happy New Year!

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a purposeful direction: part 2

“Sure, it’s a bird theme, but much more. Again, stay tuned.”

my last words from ‘a purposeful direction.’ (a previous blog)

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From these birds, images of inspiration came. Into the sketchbook; graphite scratches and a ‘road map’ as a result.

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Following a lead, a theme, a direction with possibility; ingredients for good design.

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‘An unwavering intensity of engagement is always evident in a successful body of work.’

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monotype with pastel.

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watercolor and pastel.

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one in the same concept/compostion.

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now geese!

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A resolution of idea; quiet works, resolve; a definition and outline of intention.