Thursday, May 19, 2011

blowing kisses

truth teller with yellow hair ~ watercolor, gouache, & oil pastel, chartreuse journal, 4" x 6"

and staying quiet in the blog world, for now, at least...

i've done so much, seen so much since my last post. a month in virginia with family and friends, and last week, five days in salem, oregon. the little chartreuse book is almost full! soooo many things that i could write about, but one that i want to mention for sure is the traveling picasso exhibit that opens in san francisco on june 11. i saw it at the virginia museum of fine arts in richmond, and it touched me to the core. i've never considered myself a huge picasso fan, but to be in the presence of his work, of the work of someone who was compelled to paint every day, moved me more than i could ever have imagined. if you're an obsessive painter/drawer, go see it if you can...

if you're stopping by for the first time because you've seen my stuff here or here, welcome! please feel free to ask questions - i'll be happy to answer them!

to everyone, i send my love!

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I paint the way some people write their autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages from my diary.

~ Pablo Picasso


  1. Hi Lynne. Great to see a post and find out that you have been making the most of your break from blogging. Keep on enjoying the adventure!

  2. so glad that life is good for you
    that adventures are feeding you
    and art is streaming forth from you.

    love to you~

  3. I was tickled to see that you'd posted. Love your truth teller and as always your passion for life!

    As Seth said, adventure onward. And the occasional post is like a little sweet treat!

  4. Hi Lynne,

    so good to see you are back. And with new works - I am curious. I like the truth teller a lot - also because of the fresh green background.

    good days for you

    see you


  5. Hi Lynne, So happy to see you back. I got to see a traveling Masters show a few years ago. I actually teared-up seeing pieces I had only seen in books. Amazing stuff.
    Love your 'truth-teller' - bet there are some more treasures in your little chartreuse book :-)

  6. I have missed you.... Love Truth Teller. Great to hear of your FAB adventures and WELCOME back! Maybe we can take a sneak peek at your book you have filled? :--)

  7. You are back! Yay! I'm absolutely thrilled for all the recognition you are getting! Can't wait to get my hands on the book :0)

    The older I get, the more I appreciate the sheer creativity of people like Picasso, too. I hope the exhibit comes this way. It's so powerful to see great art in person - I'll never forget seeing my first Georgia O'Keeffe or Chagall. I could have crawled into the paintings, I was that moved. :0)

    Blowing kisses right back at you and the lovely Truth Teller!

  8. I love your Truth Teller and that wonderful picture of Picasso!

  9. So lovely to see you, as always! Hope you're enjoying your Spring!

  10. I love how life works. I was just thinking yesterday that I missed you and your energy in blogland, and here you come to give me what was missing. Love that. I even used a Picasso quote on my blog this week too - must have been feeling you...
    “The world today doesn't make sense,
    so why should I paint pictures that do?”
    – Pablo Picasso

    Glad to know that life, love and art are filling you up these days, Gorgeous One.
    Big HUgs !

  11. I googled the Picasso exhibit the last day of its life in Virginia. Was going to trudge my buns up there to see it....was disappointed it was moving on.

    good to see your "little feet" up and about and out there.

    e xo b's

  12. Hey, Lynne-y! Good to 'hear' your voice and see a new face from your world. My favorite quote from Picasso (who has always been a God in my pantheon): 'If it's good, it's art. If it's not, who cares?'
    Sail on, sweet one. Love, sus

  13. Lynne,
    How I have missed you and your art and all the inspiration.. I am so glad you have been having a break and enjoy the journey..I can just see all those wonderful pieces of art in your journal...
    Hugs and Love,

  14. Good to see a post from you and to hear you are well. I like the juxtaposition of Truth Teller and the lovely lily photo next to it.
    Be well.

  15. Hi Lynne,
    I followed your links. Your new book collaboration looks wonderful. Are you in this issue of the magazine? Perhaps I will have to go look and see next time I am in town. Congratulations on both. Also, wonderful to see a new piece of art from you.
    Blowing you kisses.

  16. I am stopping by for the first time. Linked over from Harnett Hargrove. I'm enchanted by your painting and look forward to more.

  17. Oh! You are blogging again! It sounds as if you are having such a wonderful spring. I can hardly wait to hear all about it.
    And congratulations on being a part of this amazing book! I am ordering my own copy right away!!! sending love, roxanne

  18. I am glad you enjoyed your break-it sounds like a lovely time! I hope you still blog sometimes as you are now-but have lots of breaks too!
    I love Picasso-and have seen a few Picasso museums and exhibits over the years. I love all his sculptures with found objects, his pottery is brilliant too. My favourite quote is a Picasso quote(and when I say favourite I mean it-but also one of the few I can remember!)-"If you know exactly what you are going to do, what is the point of doing it?" I know that sometimes things need to be planned, but my favourite part about art are the accidents and surprises, and the way ideas stem from anywhere and everywhere unbidden.
    I am looking forward to seeing more from your chartreuse journal-what a beautiful word chartreuse is-though hard to spell!

  19. I was viewing your art on today's post when I scrolled back down to this one. The Picasso photo caught my eye in a different way. Those croissants look like fat fingers spread across the table in front of him.

    Did you ever notice this before?

  20. I love the blowing kisses girl! Love Picasso! Love you! xxo

  21. I almost forgot- congrats on the book and magazine, Lynne! You go, girl!!