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.
My Related Amazon Affiliate Search Products For This Post
You can also begin a new search from any image below 😊
My Latest Posts On My Website!
- September 20, 2021 – Dappled Light, “Figures in a Landscape Study” Still Not Done, But, Already a Learning Tool For Me!“Learning Tool for Me” is part of my blog title today simply ’cause I’ve looking at this post as specifically geared to get me where I wanna go – keeping in mind my destination is a generalized abstraction of image / feeling / and intuitive aspiration (hopefully including figurative work) & it’s reached a point of development over my previous renditions that I now need to put my resolve into concrete, hopefully creative, useful thoughts for my future directions. Lot of contradictions. Like life. Like me 😊 Here goes (for now) —
- September 19, 2021 – Dappled Light, “Figures in a Landscape Study” ContinuedJust a quick post updating yesterday’s release showing what I’ve changed/added on to a watercolor on paper I’d 1st posted about on Sept 7th…A bigger factor in today’s image update is the addition of more “white”.
- September 18, 2021 – Dapple Light, My Creative Conundrum and CaldronMy regular readers know I’ve been more and more attracted to the idea of being able to paint dappled light, consciously, and hopefully, eventually more spontaneously. I titled my post to include both “conundrum” – which I kept misspelling til I looked it up 😊 – and “caldron” – which I keep feeling my creative heart and mind are swimming in (over their heads) lol!
- September 17, 2021 – New Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, “Fantasy Walk” : Watercolor on Canvas on Light Molding Paste, #ContemporaryImpressionismSome times, some days, the little things, like the big things, if they are good and hopeful, then they are helpful.
- September 16, 2021 – Reblog(s) : Graham McQuade, Benchmarks 1 & 2 (Acrylic Painting) #figureartThis necessarily (on my part) a short post due to some time constraints, although I should add, Graham’s posts will be a quick read. They’re short, tight with information. What will take a little time, if you notice the time 😊 is….
- September 15, 2021 – Birds at Pfluger Bridge Austin @FineArtAmericaBirds at Pfluger Bridge Austin is an 11×14 oil painting I finished a little over 3 years ago, but never wrote up about individually on my blog. I realized this was the case when I tried to find my WordPress image from an older blog post to include in my most recent post; about birds of course 😊 Why I hadn’t done a post, announcing when I’d uploaded it to Fine Art America is simply that I….
- September 14, 2021 – Playing with 4K Video to Grab Still ShotsNow that we’ve had our bird feeder up a few months at our new location, we’ve come across a wider variety of birds (and other critters) and’ve been working at grabbing shots of birds in motion I might could use for sketches and such 🦅
My Related Posts Here On My Blog
Thanks everyone! 😊
Twitter / Instagram / FB @FelipeAdanLerma
Amazon Author Page – https://amzn.to/2YpgyUf
Fine Art America (FAA) – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html