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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


by Lisa Rivas
"Daffy Down Dilly" 2008
Archival pigment print
8.5" x 11" unframed
$22 + S&H

To purchase, visit Lisa's ESTY shop: http://www.flyingcolors.etsy.com/

Although I have two paintings in the works at the studio, neither was ready for today's post So, I am taking this opportunity to introduce you to a friend of mine who is an artist whom I hold in the highest regard for her incredible creativity, consummate technique, and rich personal iconography. She is a genuine talent, the "real deal", and a natural colorist. To put it simply, I am a huge fan and always look forward to seeing what will come out of her studio next!

I have known Lisa Rivas for twenty years, since I was a gallery director and Lisa was one of the premier gallery artists in Memphis, Tennessee.

At that time she was creating complex imagery on rice paper using batik drawing and watercolor painting techniques. Lisa had studied Surface Design at the Hans Neumann School of Design in Caracas, Venezuela, where she grew up. Later, she applied those skills to painting, while a student at The Memphis College of Art. Often she would also quilt and stitch patterns and image outlines with different color threads to add another dimension to her work. Her art was truly unique, awe inspiring, and gorgeously colorful, and she found many eager buyers and serious collectors wanting "a Lisa Rivas."

About ten years ago, Lisa moved into the digital age of art and image making, teaching herself and mastering Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator, Quark, Dreamweaver, and a few other programs artists use for creative purposes.

Her latest creative endeavor is eStamps, an ongoing issue of 8.5" x 11" prints presented in stamp format. The nationality of the stamps is "WWW" (for World Wide Web) and the denominations are in "kB" for kilobytes. The images on the e-Stamps can be details from her original paintings or a digital illustration she composed on the computer, just today. Each eStamp print is signed and dated by Lisa.

Lisa publishes a blog, too, http://www.flyingcolors.typepad.com where you can check out what she's doing almost every weekday and see many of the eStamps she has created, like the one shown above.

And, if you see an eStamp you just gotta have, take a quick trip over to her ETSY shop: http://www.flyingcolors.etsy.com/.

I just loved "Vespertina" and bought it for myself, the first one in my collection!

Have a good day. See you Friday.
Artwork and image © Lisa Rivas. Used with permission.
Text ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Flying Colors said...

This is such a treat to be on your blog.
You did a fine job, such an excellent writer! And you sure know my story.
Thank you Carol! Hugs to you :) :) :)