A Big bold move to Orange County. Finally finished unpacking and still settling in, finding my way. Life is a co-creative process. Remembering to fill up with beauty, grace and ease as I navigate new territory, meet new people, new artists, create new art!
Lynn's Blog - Updates, Exhibitions, New Work
The Studio Visit Magazine is a juried art book and I am one of the selected artists. It will be available within the next few weeks. Look for it at Barnes & Nobles and magazine stores.
The painting selected is Walk on By Yellow and Blue, acrylic, oil on canvas, 36x36
The Studio Visit Magazine is being released this month or early February. It is a juried art book in which I am one of the selected artists. It is available at book stores such as Barnes & Nobles.
My painting Walk on By, Yellow & Blue, acrylic, oil on canvas. 36"x36" was chosen.
Half of the US is devastated and half happy about the President elect.
A perfect storm of enough discontent in our country to create a bitter and tough election. I find myself wanting to paint deep reds with hopeful blue and pink streaks within it. Yearnings displayed almost like ribs expanding and contracting with deep full breaths. Find my connection to my Essence, find an understanding of where consciousness is taking us? Is there a deeper Divine Wisdom behind this present political climate? How do I stay connected to my truth, heart and soul and not feel against what is occurring? Can I make peace with all of this? It takes some time yet I understand I need to take a stand and help my country out the best way I can. Will that be through my art classes? We all want to feel liberated and the class Creative Freedom is a stepping stone for that. When we are connected to our Mother Earth and our Creative Source within us we can grow fully into ourselves without fear, doubt and confusion. This takes practice, and is hopefully fun! Encouraging joy of self-expression is a great way to understanding how to be in one's power. When that happens, the capacity to discern what is best for ourselves and our country clarifies! I am getting in touch this is the best way I can help right now. Love to all.
It is easy for me to connect to my Muse and share my feelings and imagination on canvas. Not as easy for me to share myself in a Blog. Yet here goes.
I have been upset and concerned with the current political climate which is clearing expressing how broken the system is and how we are attempting to make our way. As in painting until you see it then you can be creative with it. So, the process of painting abstractly is a very honest path for it will immediately reveal wherever you are at. With social media, computers, phones it is all hanging out there immediately. When I am painting my Muse will choose the colors of my palette, the size of the canvas and move through me. What an adventure! I am not necessarily going to paint something pretty, pleasing, happy etc. All archetypal energies are invited in! It takes courage to be fully alive and I do my best. Instant self revelation is the journey we are all on now. Sure, it will get bumpy being so exposed whether in the studio or at a convention. We are all in The Divine Play of Goddess Lila. Once, it is clarified what is activated and expressing itself through me I have free will to choose in every moment do I like that brush stroke? Is it fully integrated in my composition? Is it too busy? Too sparse? etc. So, I say Choose as wisely as you can for it influences your personal canvas, day, life and country.
A new class CREATIVE IN-VISION will be held on 2 Fridays 2/3, 2/10 OR 2 Saturdays 2/4, 2/11 10-12:30 for $60.
at Studio 84, Bell Arts Factory, 432 North Ventura Ave, Ventura
This class is a continuation of the four step process in the Painting Inside/Out Class. Here we focus on creative exercises to expand and deepen your connection to your creative impulse that wishes to express itself as you! We also will focus on developing our inner vision and then when activated practice keys to developing our visual language. Focus on content, composition and color.
This First Friday at Bell Arts, 432 N. Ventura Ave (Prospect Ave) 6-9 pm.
Paintings of all sizes !
The Creative Flame Show will be at Gallery 113, no. 8 La Arcada Court (next to the museum on Anapamu) 1114 State St. up on the mezzanine second floor
You are invited to First Thursday reception 6/2 5-8 pm and the show will be up throughout June.
I was happy to receive a Big Thank You from a couple who brought to their new beautiful home in Santa Barbara "Angel Wing". They sent me pictures of the painting over the fireplace and as a focal point in their main room.
This was a rewarding experience for me to be able to donate a beloved painting of mine for such a good cause,our programs and exhibits at the Santa Barbara Museum.
Classes are on-going at Studio 84 Bell Arts Factory.
This journey with other creative souls has been transformative for me. Artists at all levels experience a safe, sacred space to more deeply connect to their inner Creative Muse. Self expression is such a magical, alchemical process. Truly amazing what emerges in class time.
Classes start March 5 - 26. 11-2 PM
At Studio 84 Bell Arts Factory, Ventura CA 93001
A 4 Step Process to Express your Voice in Paint
Discover Your Creative Muse
Contact me for more information and a supply listt
Matter in Motion, acrylic, oil on canvas, 48 x 48" SOLD
This painting was quite a journey for me! At first the painting had a puffball feel with colors and brush strokes similar to Monet. Suddenly it transformed itself into a more muscular burst of information including wiggles and geometric shapes. What fun!Read More
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women's Board will host its biennial fundraiser OFF THE WALL featuring the donated work of selected local artists. Since its inception in 2008 this event has become a beacon in the Santa Barbara art scene to artists and collectors alike. All proceeds from the Women's Board events support the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.
Angel Wing, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36"
I am facilitating a 4 step process to connect to your INNER MUSE
Express your unique voice in paint.
Class will be at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave. Ventura CA 93001
4 Saturdays 3/5 - 3/26
Contact me for more information and a supply list
200 Santa Barbara artists have generously contributed paintings all on a 11 x14" canvas.
Every painting no matter what the worth will sell for $300.
The Arts Fund is a wonderful organization that mentors the development to be a professional artist in gallery and studio environments. Classes offered for emerging artists.
City Hall, 501 Poli St. 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Community Room, Second Floor, Ventura, CA
A preview of juried artworks and a celebration for Artwalk.
Be Bop was selected for this kick off event!. All collectors welcome.
Tickets available www.artwalkventura.org
6 WOMEN ARTISTS - VONDER GRAY, KARI HUNT, JILIAN NYE, JEANNE LA ROCCO, LYNN LETOURNEAU, LARISSA STRAUSS, JACKLYN WELLS
MOSAIC ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS
FIRST FRIDAY 5/1 6-9 PM
OPENING RECEPTION; 5/2 5-8 PM
AT THE WAV GALLERY 175 SO. VENTURA AVE, A 93001
MUSIC BY ROCKHEART, FEAT, PATRICK AND LISA BISHOP