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!
My Day Ahead series posts will continue, but on a much more intermittent basis. Already it seems some of that series’ usefulness is being incorporated into this new series’ format, me yakking ‘bout what when on, on the yesterday part of my life anyway, lol! It’s a continuing experiment of course, so we’ll see 😊
It’s been an extraordinarily long but fruitful day of fitness, good food, and art work (see My Day Ahead for Jan 06, 2020 for more detail), and though it’s evening now, I want to show this one project I was able to at least get established today (Monday).
I’d already, a couple days before, chosen a vertical version of one of my florals on Fine Art America, one I had an 8×10 of I offer at the Old Bakery & Emporium. I’d already tried transferring the image to canvas via carbon paper, and let’s just say our 6 year old grandson did a “much” better job a couple days earlier of working his rendition than I did, lol! 😂
So I cropped my image into two 6x6s for separate canvas projects. They overlap (see faint blue line mid-center, which is the top of the 2nd 6×6) because The square format just happened to allow for two very neat renditions which I want to try out.
My goal, as (sorta) seen below, was to mask the lighter areas, and allow the absorbent ground to show for applications of the darker background. I decided to work in this sequence so I can apply watercolor like acrylic washes (and some true watercolor paint) onto, first, the shadow/darker areas, then secondly – after removing the dried masking fluid (Fineline says I can use my finger) – wash in the lighter colors.
And, I decided this after viewing the brilliant watercolor video via Hazel Soan available on Prime Video.
If I get even a sense of what I saw in the video, I’ll be off to a good start 😊
One of the things I realized after finishing what’s shown above, was I “maybe” could have just outlined some of the larger areas in light, since they’re large enough “probably” wouldn’t be washing over or into those areas. But it may turn out, esp in this 1st masking attempt, it was still best to over mask at this stage of my learning. The above image, btw, is not a blue grounds experiment, just came out that way on a quick shot, lol!
Meanwhile, another thing I realized, using the fine tip applicator enclosed with the kit, is how I could mask small sharp extensions of the flowers, and draw in the stems. In other words, I can literally draw parts of my image with the masking fluid!
Drawing with the masking might turn out to be one of the bigger unexpected benefits of switching from tracing with the carbon paper, at least with these more fine lined objects to paint. We shall see 😊
I was fearful, as I applied the masking fluid, I would use up half the bottle, but as can be seen above, not that much, considering how I lathered it on, lol!
Above, in the close up, can again be seen my experimental directional brush-weaving I wanted for this image. Not quite as sharp an angle as my 1st directional 6×6 (see bottom of this post), but a softer either early morning or late evening light slant for this particular painting. It’s not as pronounced as the my 1st experiment linked to above, but it’s surprising how the brush direction weave will affect the final image.
That’s it for me tonight. Time to rest.
More chores tomorrow, even is slightly less so, including wiring my 2nd 6×6 (still unnamed!) for hopefully delivery to the Old Bakery & Emporium Wednesday morning ❤️
All the best everyone! 💕
My Day Ahead series posts, an intermittent series, elaborates on both my day ahead & the day past, my yesterday 😊
My Yesterday in Pictures series is also for now an intermittent series, with a focus on images of the day before.
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