My Most Viewed Image at Fine Art America
2nd Week, September 2019
Autumn Austin, has appeared in several posts I’ve been working on, including one originally from 2011!
Completed in 2006, I look back on my painting with a bit of nostalgia.
I was fully committed and happy finding images via my photography in the Austin area and creating impressionist work from them, my favorite style even to today.
Finding (or creating) a space to work on this scale (bigger than 8×10, lol!), with this amt of paint, became much harder after we sold our home and moved into a small apt. It did place us very close to Austin’s Hike & Bike Trail, and from that time period, captured many images I still hope one day to paint.
Plus, perhaps I was too hard on myself too.
Wanting the painting to appear much like it shows now, softer.
The water soluble oils I’ve used for a long time, hold their edges and textural nuances – valleys and blips and tips and slashes – but my style then (no medium, pure paint) made it difficult to smooth out areas I felt too rough, at least without ruining the color effects I wanted, especially those I felt I’d captured.
Time though, took care of that. The paint dried! 💕
It’s an interesting lesson I’ve only recently come to, very much via removing “Autumn Austin” from climate control storage to see and share again.
I don’t know how yet, but I do know this “lesson” will find it’s way into the kinds of experiments I’ve been doing since late last year: palette knife paintings, use of pure marble dust, and a little bit of oil medium.
I invite you to join along in my creative journey 😊
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Posts Autumn Austin is Featured In
- U.S. Veterans Art Show at Jerry’s Artarama 2019 🇺🇸 🎨
- My Meditation & Art – Synergy, Or Coincidence Redux?
- Meditation: Am I Doing It Yet? Part 1 — “who defines meditation?”
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Screen shot of my most viewed images at Fine Art America Week 2, Sept ‘19
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