My Yesterday in Pictures for, Nov 30, 2019 😊

Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base, sig location 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base, sig location 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma

My Yesterday in Pictures Format

I’ve simply built my daily walking & painting up to the point where I need the time for these two vital parts of keeping me healthy and/or sane, lol!

Plus, instead of having to work images into the My Day Ahead series posts, this new series will enable me to keep those as pure text, and supplement with images from a variety of possibilities here. It’s an experiment of course, so we’ll see 😊

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Experimenting with Acrylics

Adding the background base —

Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma

So I finally painted in the larger black/dark background, getting most the floral edges pretty clean, but also knowing they’re shaped and I’ll be coming back much later to re-shape & color them how I’d like.

Below, I’ve added a kind of placeholder spot for my signature. I’ve found that sometimes, either because of textural patterns, or, less frequently, the image is so complete I can’t find where to sign it without losing some of the effect. So once in awhile I paint in a placeholder spot to remind me where I think my sig may go best.

Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base, sig location 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Adding Background base, sig location 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma

It might seem obvious that the big bottom right spot’ll have lots of room for my name, but if the textural pattern is ridged strongly in just the right, or maybe I should say, wrong spot, then the sig looks off, or weird, or both, lol!

So my sig here now reminds to keep that small area relatively smooth. And it may sound weird, but I also had to experiment, even here, not only where to sign, but how big!

If you look closely at the bottom image’s blowup of the middle image’s signature area —

Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Anchoring signature 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Floating Blooms Acrylic Experiment, Anchoring signature 11.30.19 ©Felipe Adan Lerma

— you can see, not a digital ghost, but where I tried my 1st sig placement. It’s easy to see it would be too low, and, that it was too big 😊

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I wish I had more pics, but I ran out of juice. Still needed to walk, plus prep the dishwasher and a few other details. I’d thought to add some photos of the acrylic paints I snagged on sale at Michael’s today, but I bought several different brands, esp of white, and didn’t think either of the 3 brands would appreciate my putting a pic of the 3 side by side, lol! But trust me, I got some great one-day bargains, plus picked up an online order for store pick-up I placed the day before (different sale 😊)

Take care everyone, be safe, be creative! In any way that helps your soul and heart ❤️

Adan

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My Day Ahead series posts elaborate on both my day ahead & the day past, my yesterday. 

My Day Ahead for Sunday, Dec 1st, posts well after this post, and may carry a bit more commentary about the images above. It’ll also automatically show up via the link above when posted – thanks everyone!

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2 comments

  1. I don’t either! I mean, if nothing else, just so folks’ll know who to look for, for similar work etc! With my sig, I sometimes find myself in a fix ‘cause I’ve boxed myself in, unable to find a good spot to sign. I can see why some artist have like this neat arty letter or symbol they use that’s much easier to insert, but I’ve been using “Adan” for ages, so I’ll stick with it. If I remember early enough, I leave a “probable” spot I can use, lol! 😊

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