Another of my paintings so hard to accurately capture. Noise reduction etc’s been applied, but still doesn’t convey the softness and depth of this little piece.
There’s actually a lot about Ridges of Spring Light I don’t understand or know yet.
It was my 2nd almost literally stab at slipping watercolor onto one of my new absorbent ground 6×6 inch canvases. My 1st try, Bird’s Eye View (now sold), was more cautious, although that’s relatively speaking, lol!
Ridges of Spring Light is less cautious in the sense that I followed one of the many suggestions I found for applying watercolor via this new substrate — I first literally washed the surface with brush strokes loaded with water, tilted the canvas, and started applying colors I liked, letting gravity pull both the water and pigments down the surface.
Huge areas of the tiny 6×6 square inch surface immediately washed out into thin coats, so I panicked and added much thicker pigment brush loads, my brush still very wet as was the canvas surface and again the colors bled down, but this time small areas and clumps of stronger color remained in spots.
I grabbed one of my toothpicks and pulled lines out of the paint to simulate flowers or growth, and very luckily (cannot claim an ounce of wisdom here) left some white ground areas untouched.
When dry, I brush applied Golden’s Clear Soft Gel as an isolation layer, and like my 1st painting, saw a bit of color change, but not much, and again, also a bit of texture loss.
I’ve since decided some (not all) of these works, esp those predominately in watercolor vs acrylic, are best done with a spray isolation coat. I’ve since bought a can of Spectracfix and practiced my 1st isolation spray (original before spraying seen bottom of this post) and can say it’s a huge improvement over brush applying the isolation coat – I’ll have a full post on that soon. Acrylic works I believe will still be able to be done via a brush on method. We’ll see 😊
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Most of my images, photos and original works, are perfect on at least one or two products Fine Art America offers. Once in awhile a few pieces work on a lot of the products. This piece, Ridges of Spring Light, seems to work with just about anything! Commercial licensing folks – you listening, lol! 😊
I’ve only showing a handful of items below. There’s much more this new work looks great on – shower curtains, phone cases, not to mention the full image as a metal or canvas print!
I know this is kinda bragging, but believe me, I fully acknowledge and gladly accept how fortunate I was to create, and keep, this gorgeous new image intact 😂 It is currently available at the Old Bakery & Emporium, or if you live outside of Austin, directly from me, for $49.00, continental U.S. Priority Mail shipping included 💕 —
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- July 31, 2021 – Prepping a New 16×20 Acrylic, Working Title : Testing the WaterThe initial goal was to simply select and mark the area for my figure. Then I freely applied Golden’s light molding paste, leaving the selected area for my figure much more level, and forming the paste into potentially vegetative designs as inspiration and malleable ground meshed —
- July 30, 2021 – What a Difference a New Keyboard Makes : LENRICH iPad pro 12.9 case with keyboardThis is an older now discontinued keyboard, but one of the few still available for my IPad Pro 2nd generation model (current model is 5th generation I believe), but I’m impressed with it enough to post about it and (if all continues well) my renewed ease of use not having to use the onscreen keyboard for blog posts, emails etc – that’s a big deal for me, lol! 😊
- July 29, 2021 – Whew! Yesterday Was a Day of Plowing Through, lol!Above is a picture of me November 2019 (notice the weather is warm but hot, finally 😊) and I look just a bit worn out? I’d just climbed the 218 steps to top of Old Baldy near Wimberley Texas! That’s kinda how I felt yesterday, only without as nice a view, lol! I’ll just say that….
- July 28, 2021 – New 25×40 #Acrylic on Canvas In-Progress : Barton Springs Greenbelt Indian SummerA chore heat filled day where my keyboard evidently is deciding it’s had it, lol! Hopefully I finish this post 😊 Basically I started the groundwork for my newest painting, acrylic, wanting to settle on my composition before hand, unlike how I handled my just finished watercolor, same size, where I inserted my figure at the end.
- July 27, 2021 – 4 Weeks Running! My Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, Summer is a Lady : #Watercolor on Paper #ContemporaryImpressionismI’m sure I’ve had images repeat as most viewed 4 times in a row, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to that as I try to nowadays 😊 Summer is a Lady continues to simmer atop my selection of photos and artwork and illustrated poetry ♥️
- July 26, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New #Watercolor on Canvas Completed : Barton Springs Greenbelt Indian SummerI just took another look at my newly completed painting (above) to try for some settled sentiment I can include for my post, and I do have that – some settled sentiment. I’m still digesting and assimilating what this new work means to me. Though I know it’s incomplete, because I also know this work is more a conscious marker of where I want to head, and feel compelled to head toward, I do have a grasp enough to point out some things that are making themselves more known to me.
- July 25, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New Watercolor on Canvas in-progress, Developing the Right Figure to AddAs you can tell from my top pic, my efforts to progress from my value study and digital studies below are not going great, lol! I take solace from several things —
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