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Vortex by VanessaLemen Vortex by VanessaLemen
20x30", oil
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:iconbeleave:
beleave Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
vivid, evocative. i'm adoring this! evokes colliding emotions of sharing & love, with some sorrow & dread of the ephemeral nature of purity.

wish i could see it full-size! really enjoy how (it seems) you let some of the paint to just run/drool down the canvas, and the streaks and spots giving motion.

it looks fairly flat-- did you use many washes, color layers?

or am i way off?-- is it, in fact, as "painterly" and textural as, say, a van gogh, for an obvious example?
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HaruNicole Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful and gorgeous work
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:iconleoplaw:
leoplaw Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great technique and colour.
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful dreamlike paintings!
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:iconw-out:
W-out Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   General Artist
great job!! grtzz
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:icondavidoreilly:
DavidOReilly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving this! Dreamy with a razor sharp edge! :+fav:
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh cool!  thanks so much!  :)
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:iconhannavos:
Hannavos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! if i had money, i'd buy this painting!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thanks!  well, actually, my husband will not let me sell this one.  :)
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:iconhannavos:
Hannavos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea, i can see why ^_^
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:iconsole-reverie:
Sole-Reverie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I love the soft smooth appearance of the colors beautiful emotion as well!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much!  :)
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:iconirengold:
IrenGold Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
cool work... so emotoinal
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!  :)
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:iconnicolasammarco:
nicolasammarco Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very amazing work!! how much it costs
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!  :D
 this one is not available, sorry... 
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:iconbassgeisha:
bassgeisha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is simply fantastic and a beautiful example of traditional work. Love this +fav +watch
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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:iconbassgeisha:
bassgeisha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I wish you'd release a hi res desktop of it ;) like the one above 1280.. lol my screen at home is ridiculous with my new vid card <3333 xo
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:iconmrpryminista:
MrPryminista Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artist
This is probably my favourite of your work.
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well, thank you very much. I have a soft spot for this one as well. :)
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:icontaipanart:
Taipanart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work, love it
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconslavayspace:
SlavaYspace Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
люблю такие нежные и захватывающие образы! красиво
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! ~ спасибо!
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:iconabcartattack:
abcartattack Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great art, I featured it here [link] :)
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aw, thank you .. and Thanks for the feature!
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:iconripslashroulette:
RipslashRoulette Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Need I say it is absolutely incredibly STUNNING work? :D
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well, thank you very much. :)
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:iconripslashroulette:
RipslashRoulette Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEASE make this a print! I want a HUGE picture of this above my bed!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm.. I don't really do prints.. but I do have this in a book/catalog from a show in summer 2012 ~ smaller than the original, of course - being in a book, but that's where you'll find it in print. Thanks so much for your nice words! :D
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Rosane-Chawi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
your art touches me deeply!
this painting is moving me
you are so talented!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that's so great to hear - I'm so glad - thanks so much! :D
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:iconrosane-chawi:
Rosane-Chawi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:hug:
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:icondarkwave83:
darkwave83 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great work!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconvincentbalbastre:
VincentBalbastre Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
i love your style.
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much!
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:iconsomersetholmes:
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Incredible work :clap:
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
More than welcome :heart:
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melaleuca Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Love, love, love this piece! I took a painting class in university and, not to rag on the students, but a lot of the time nobody knew what they were doing and I guess didn't find their style and most of the time it was a bunch of boobs and penises with horribly mixed colors and neon backgrounds. Yes, because boobs and penises are still considered "shocking" in the art world... (sarcasm alert!)
I see that even with the few pieces you have up in your gallery you have a consistent style that looks kind of effortless (in a good way), not overdone. I enjoy the names of your pieces as well but you don't have anything to say in the description! A classic question: Do you have a lot of meaning behind your work or do you let your paintings be what they are without working in too much thought?
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thanks so much for the comment! yeah, college has a variety of people doing a lot of different things and coming from a lot of different backgrounds, but at that time in life (and for a lot of people, at all stages of life) I think a lot of people are highly influenced by what's getting a reaction from others. Hence, the effort to create shock factor. but.. genitalia is not necessarily shocking, so.. there's that. It would be tough to know what one's style is, too, so early on.. or maybe ever, really. I've never tried to find a "style".. I just keep letting what comes out come out. What comes out of me naturally is the most me I can be. It's a combination of every aspect of me. I have a pretty academic background, and could say that earlier on, I might've been influenced by that aspect - trying to make things look "real" as in photographic - but what does that mean? To me, what I've found over time and experience, is that that's what should be challenged - the idea of "real" - like something being tangible doesn't necessarily mean it's more real than the intangible. In fact, I think a dream or the unconscious is, in fact, more real than what's tangible.. so, I tend to want to get as far away from the magazine cover look or the uber airbrushed looking feel of things. Both in my paintings, and as a general way of thinking. I tend to not explain my paintings too much, so that I can leave the interpretations open. But a lot of time, they tend to give off a similar feeling as I was feeling when I painted them. As far as a meaning for the work(s), I do have that, but it's an overall intention - what comes out is a reflection of what's going on in me and around me. So, yes, there's always intention, but if I over-think it, then it stops being a natural flow. Like over-rending/blended/airbrush-y can be to the 'real' look, over-thinking can be to the feeling. But overall, the paintings come from all of what's going on, and all experiences past and present - academic and study, observation, etc in art AND in life past and present as well. Which is essentially how it is for everybody - what comes out is a reflection of themselves. And in turn can speak universally too. well, I could go on... but anyway... I really appreciate your comment. Thank you!
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melaleuca Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Great reply! I had a similar problem with concerning over something to make it look "realistic" (only in my painting class... my work is far from attempting realism at the moment) and my professor said to me, "You can never really achieve 'realism' in a painting because it is a painting. Even a photograph of something wouldn't necessarily be 'real'. The only things that are real are what's in front of us." - It kind of helped me to let go of wanting perfection in everything I create and just let my art be art (some might not consider my cartoons art... but they don't really matter to me). I love work that expresses itself and doesn't divulge too much detail in some kind of meaning. Sometimes you have to let art be art and don't try to speak over it.
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AbsolutVaklav Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... This is just so beautiful work, so touching... Amazing technique!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much! :)
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:iconsuzanne-helmigh:
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work!
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconlucasblahblah:
lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This picture is absolutely breathtaking. Mysterious, dark, surreal, just amazing *A*
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:iconvanessalemen:
VanessaLemen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much for the nice comments! :)
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