A Tale of Two Posters – Text & No Text Feel Completely Different – Soft Evening at Palmer Pond Austin

Soft Evening at Palmer Pond Poster – Text & No Text
© Felipe Adan Lerma

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Text & No Text – Two Entirely Different Moods


Just a quick post on posters as I wait for my first test batch of prints from Harold, my owner/printer at Southside Printing here in Austin.

Harold’s been around a long time and part of why is his patience and interest in trying to see what an artist is wanting in his or her work. That’s “very” nice 😊

So this short article is simply to show the – to me – stark different between the feelings evoked by the poster with text vs the poster with no text.

And don’t get me wrong, I like both, very much, or I wouldn’t begin to offer both. I couldn’t! I’d be too bored and feeling guilty doing that, lol! 😂

Comparison / Contrast

So, below I’ve reposted the same side by side renditions as top of the post, and because of the sizing, accomplished via vertical placement, I get totally differing feelings.

For me, the top image is very introspective, sensitive and almost sad, though I think the story is uncertain. Mysterious even.

Then, viewing the bottom image —

Soft Evening at Palmer Pond Poster no text © Felipe Adan Lerma https://fineartamerica.com/featured/soft-evening-at-palmer-pond-poster-black-border-no-text-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Soft Evening at Palmer Pond Poster with text © Felipe Adan Lerma https://fineartamerica.com/featured/soft-evening-at-palmer-pond-poster-black-border-with-text-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Soft Evening at Palmer Pond Poster with text © Felipe Adan Lerma https://fineartamerica.com/featured/soft-evening-at-palmer-pond-poster-black-border-with-text-felipe-adan-lerma.html

…I feel a lift. A hopefulness.

And I don’t feel it’s the text itself so much as the coloring.

The text color acts like accent pieces, jewelry almost, brightening and making the night scene filled with optimism. The “promise” of gold almost 😊


That the black no-text border of the top image allows for easier customization by a buyer to suit their home or office or gift-giving reason – and – that the gold text of the bottom version might speak to a tourist or Austin-proponent more easily…

…was not on my mind when I created the two.

Feelings created by each rendition dictated my efforts to find visual voice.

The rest, easier customization & tourist-Austin-friendly — is a side effect bonus!

I hope 😊


ps, a non-poster image, a Black & White version, and a BW panorama are also available at – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=710414 .

My Related Posts About Austin

These and other Austin images featured in my related blog posts below 😊

Thoughts About Making Some of My New Posters with (mat-like) Borders
Print Sold! @FineArtAmerica – Austin Autumn Colors at Barton Springs Zilker Park circa 2007
Fun Reading of Skydancer by Tania Marie DeGregorio at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin

Dateline Austin: Goodbye Fall, We Hardly Knew Ya, But It Was Still Nice 🙂

New Bird Image! Black Bird At Central Market
New Austin Texas Images on Fine Art America – Butler Park, Lady Bird Lake

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery
Gifts from Texas – Original Signed Photos, Matted Mounted 8 x 10sPlease note: These Texas images are no longer available in this format but I hope to have them again in my new poster/print offerings this year (2019).

Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 : “Birds in a Winter Tree”
Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 1 : “New Years Eve 2012, New Years Day 2013”

adan’s original paintings # 5 – “Austin at Night”
Header Art # 1 – 020311


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    • It is isn’t it! It amazes me still it does! It just isn’t a one done thing, like oh yeah, change one thing and it changes things; no, it “changes” things. Why and how was what got me thinking as I reviewed them with an eye to whether one or both (or neither) would be a good try as a poster to offer. It forced me to think beyond what “I” liked, beyond what appealed to just me for fun. But I still like them both too, lol! The paradox of creating a look for oneself creatively, then facing the other way and beginning the process of offering art to strangers while keeping in mind the logistics of limitations in money, time, and demand. Ahhh, and I was afraid life would have become uninteresting nearing 69 😊


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