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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Unique Visual Quality of This New Abstract – Works on Many Sizes & Shapes! ❤️
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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- May 17, 2022 – I Have a Lot of Happenings ( art & personal ) This Week, But Still Finding Moments To Start a New Painting : Morning’s PromiseIt’s nice to dance the surface of my canvas as needed. And able ☺️ And right now, a light step, at an easy pace, may give me the time – and energy – to get more than a handful of other needed things also done this week. Not a bad compromise. For now 😊
- May 16, 2022 – New Diptych : “Freedom” Almost Finished, Panels Need Signing ( front & back )And what I’ve come across figuring out how to make prints of this that folks can work with, ie, close to or within standard size dimensions, was how to get a 22×28 image convert into – in 2 examples – an 8×10 or 12×18, and I came up with this as a starting prototype….
- May 15, 2022 – My Most Viewed Image this Past Week @FineArtAmerica, “Spring Rising”I’d done a lot of deep or darker night-like paintings for a bit, so it felt pretty nice to lighten up my palette for awhile. Working back & forth, from the two approaches – playing the potential good from both approaches seems to suit my Libra middle, lol!
- May 14, 2022 – My 1st Classical Stretch Workout with Miranda Esmonde-White ( via YouTube ) in Many Months!Though similar to SilverSneakers’ classes, Miranda’s classes focus largely on making the fascia network in our bodies more fluid. Some movements are very similar, but more extended, dance-like, reflecting Miranda’s ballerina and dance background!
- May 13, 2022 – “Angel” in AVAA’s 1st Austin Art Space Gallery and Studio Group Show in a Long Time!Just a very quick post to announce that my 18×24 inch acrylic on stretched canvas, Angel – has been accepted into Austin Visual Arts Association’s ( AVAA) 1st group show since ( I believe ) the pandemic. Definitely been a long time coming and feels great to be able to be showing with this long time Austin art association again! 😊
- May 12, 2022 – Updated My #Twitter Header Image and Pinned TweetThough Twitter’s future is up in the air, or ether, or virtual landscape; and my own “footprint” there and social media in general is micro-whatever, lol! — it’s still my micro existence, and I want to care for it best I can 😊
- May 11, 2022 – Reblog / Review : Joan Mitchell, “I carry my landscapes around with me” – #Polyptychs…my reading of Joan Mitchell’s work – while often including much of that same connection, speaks more directly to me about the impact of the canvas before me in that process. Especially most specifically in regard to Joan’s work with multi-panel / multi-canvas works of art – ie, polyptychs!
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