Artful Summer

July 14th, 2017

What my art inventory will look like later in this year is unpredictable!

I’m thrilled about the current direction of my Looking Up series, which is leading me into these glorious large-scale paintings which take me 3-4 weeks to complete each one–labors of love. They transport the viewer straight into the forest.

Artist Cedar Lee in the studio with painting: Kaleidoscopic Forest. 48" x 48", Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Artist Cedar Lee in the studio with painting: Kaleidoscopic Forest. 48″ x 48″, Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Cedar Lee Art: Sun-Dappled Sequoias. 48" x 48", Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Cedar Lee Art: Sun-Dappled Sequoias. 48″ x 48″, Oil on Wood, © 2017 Cedar Lee

I’m equally involved in expanding my Lotus series, paintings with deep red-orange paint dripping unpredictably in rivulets down the canvas, and lotus petals constructed out of rough, thick strokes of the palette knife.

Cedar Lee Lotus paintings: "Stand Tall," "Free Spirit," "Easy Growth"

Cedar Lee Lotus paintings: “Stand Tall,” “Free Spirit,” “Easy Growth”

Rise Up. 30″ x 30″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Rise Up. 30″ x 30″, Oil on Canvas, © 2017 Cedar Lee

Meanwhile, my Tree of Life series is dear to my heart but currently on pause in the studio. At this time, I only have a few lingering pieces left in this series.

Deep Roots and Milky Way. 16″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

Deep Roots and Milky Way. 16″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee

The entirety of the pieces I have left of my Eclipse series has shipped from my studio to Kentucky this week and will be for sale there starting August 1st. Whatever comes back to me after the total eclipse in August and my coinciding Eclipse show won’t be available again directly from my studio until October. Production of new pieces in this series is also, for now, on pause.

"Eclipse" series of original oil paintings by Cedar Lee, in the studio

“Eclipse” series of original oil paintings by Cedar Lee, in the studio

New artwork is promised to galleries, and I’ve begun leasing my high-end artwork out to local businesses. If I have another sale later this year, I will plan to again offer free shipping on artwork. Things are in flux, so I’m not yet making any promises!

I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my summer flinging paint, putting my muscles to work in the garden, and spending time with family. I love how life speeds up this time of year.

2 Responses to “Artful Summer”

  1. Millie Congeron 01 Aug 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Love your work. Will be attending your showing at the Princeton Art Guild this weekend. Melissa Peek is doing a great job getting the word out on the show. I love your tree series.

  2. Cedar Leeon 17 Aug 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you Millie! Wish I could attend the showing in person. You can also follow me on Facebook (search for Art By Cedar) and Instagram (@artbycedar). :)

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