Aging Through Covid-19, April 09, 2020 – New Watercolor Figure Art

Little Steps Poster ©Felipe Adan Lerma https://fineartamerica.com/featured/little-steps-poster-felipe-adan-lerma.html

Little Steps Poster ©Felipe Adan Lerma
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Painting watercolor 😊
I really thought I was going to have today’s post up much earlier, then decided I might be able to finish a new 6×6 watercolor, did, and am finally fixing up the post, lol!

This is a copy of an image I couldn’t remember where I saw it, so I did a Google reverse image search, and was quite surprised how many places it appears! Though some links seem to show “an” artist as the original creator, other links show this as an open stock image for personal use, asking only for attribution – https://paintingvalley.com/girl-playing-violin-painting# .

I had absolutely no luck getting the specific url for the download with the attribution info. On the link above you scroll down to a variety of Girl With Violin images, click on the obvious one this is of, and on that page it reads:

Permission: Personal use

CC BY-NC 4.0 Licence

Attribution: Required

https://paintingvalley.com/girl-playing-violin-painting#

Anyway, for all the above reasons, I won’t be making prints of this image nor offering it for sale, though to be honest, my wife’s already claimed it as hers ❤️

Girl Playing Violin ©Felipe Adan Lerma https://paintingvalley.com/girl-playing-violin-painting
Girl Playing Violin ©Felipe Adan Lerma https://paintingvalley.com/girl-playing-violin-painting

My rendition isn’t nearly as “clean” or striking or well defined as the original, but my wife and I really like it, some for the same reasons, the free flowing-ness of it.

But additionally, for me, it was a really good opportunity to find an image I liked, and reproduce it in my own style, picking up pointers so to speak by virtue of simply studying the image to be able to transcribe it!

Like I’ve seen, in books and films and in person, art students doing in a museum.

I was always too independent to do “that” lol 😂

But I finally see the value of it!

Other times, a figure “arose” from among the pigment so to speak, literally a found figure image during the painting process, like Lady of the Garden, painted early on when I started doing my little 6x6s.

Anyway, if I can get my wife to pose for me some more (yes!) I can do more off my own photography 😊

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Stay well everyone! Be safe! 😊

Adan

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Series linkAging Through Covid-19

Suggested link, from the article, “My dad called me a few nights after the shelter-in-place order. Our conversation turned to the crisis at hand. We shared our dismay that, while small businesses we both love were shuttered as the local economy stalled, vulnerable people in our city would be going without necessities, even food. He suggested we could solve one problem with another: Pay restaurants to make food and deliver it to those in need.” – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-tech-ceo-is-paying-restaurants-hit-by-the-coronavirus-to-make-food-and-deliver-meals-to-people-in-need-2020-04-09?mod=home-page

Do you have good, positive, useful or encouraging info to share? Please post in the moderated comments below 😊

Note: Each time I post while doing this series (may it be a short series, but if so, for positive reasons 😊), I’ll post one or more links to posts I feel are worth seeing or reading. Some will be COVID-19 specific, some just uplifting, some encouraging via exercise or nutrition etc, but all within the rubric of what we’re all facing tougher ❤️

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

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2 comments

    • Ahhh, thanks so much, Tiffany 😊 Glad to hear your spouse feels the same way ‘bout some of yours, a good thing for both of us, lol! It was fun to create, hope to do more in the future 😊

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