My 2021 blog posts are already showing their hand, with the arts (poetry, photography, painting) being the big draws, each post with their own subject matter to the artist or poet 😊
I like them all 💕
Volleyball Setter Poster Original Sports Poetry Back in Stock
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Copyrighted, written in 1994, very popular when Sheila and I did art and craft shows in the 90s, and included in my book, 101 Sports Poems (registered with Library of Congress), Volleyball Setter has always been a huge draw.
All my oldest girl’s girls were/are passionate about volleyball, and my 2nd oldest granddaughter is the girl in the image w/the writing ❤️
In addition, my blog posts – Volleyball Setter Original Sports Poetry Back in Stock – has been my most viewed post five years running and looks to easily be so again this year! A sixth years!
Though obviously, being a popular sport, is a major factor, it’s gratifying to know it’s also a poem, and one I wrote when doing shows with my wife Sheila 💕
It’s probably time I gave serious planning for a variety of limited edition prints!
Gifts and prints meanwhile, are available via Fine Art America 😊
My Two Most Popular Posts November 2020 – Both About the Arts – Richard Bernabe and Arteza Watercolor Brush Pens
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These two posts, one about my first taste using Arteza’s Watercolor Brush Pens, the other featuring a tweet that caught my eye from photographer Richard Bernabe, were my most popular this past November (2020), and my post about that itself is continuing to be a most viewed post currently!
It’s especially nice I think that both posts are about the arts! 😊
Margaret Hall Reblog – Sketching Outside in Winter With Watercolor
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My post, reblog actually, of Margaret Hall’s own blog post, Sketching Outside in Winter with Watercolor, is, so readers here will know, one of a consistent flow of charm filled words and images. There’s something very lovely about her work and approach, and am so glad it’s been quite competitive this month with my more repetitively enduring most viewed posts. I hope you’ll give her short post a quick look. I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed 😊
That’s my top three – normally two, but 2 were tied! – posts for the first two weeks of 2021.
The arts continue to look promising!
Thanks so much!
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- September 25, 2021 – Walking in Dappled Light Study 1, #Watercolor on Paper, CompletedNot much difference between the previous post’s study version and the completed version above. As you can tell, from the 2nd duo sets of contrasts below, all I did was soften the upper slanting line separating red and white on the lady’s back. But for me, it….
- September 24, 2021 – New Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, Ridges of Spring Light, #watercolor, painted late 2019I’ve recently been including Ridges of Spring Light in several of my blog posts about dappled light and masking fluid, not because it was meant to “be” dappled light, or that I used masking fluid creating it, though it does have three distinct areas of canvas (coated with absorbent ground to accept watercolors). No, Ridges of Spring Light contains a sense of dappleness, often created with masking fluid, and I used that image here to illustrate the idea that a variable sense of light sometimes just comes about, even in an abstract.
- September 23, 2021 – Walking in Dappled Light Study 1, #Watercolor on Paper, Masking Fluid RemovedThere’s a lot I like about how this looks with the masking fluid gone (removed prev night and slept on the shock of seeing the changes, lol!) – which doesn’t mean though I’m not looking at what to try to improve how I feel about this work 😊 Initially, 1st impression, I was determined to restore & “correct” some of the changes —
- September 22, 2021 – Walking in Dappled Light Study 1, #Watercolor on Paper; 1st Paint Lay-in with Masking FluidAt 9×12 on 140lb x watercolor paper, I was able to use my brushes fairly effectively where I wanted them, and applied some Turner masking fluid (with a thin palette knife) “fairly” easy. And yes, some foot proportions are off a bit, lol, and her back blouse almost looks like it’s the front, but all in not too bad toward my primary priority – quickly achieve some degree of dappling look. Once the masking fluid comes off though, it could be very different….
- September 21, 2021 – Initial Review of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” by James NestorI’d been doing a day to day posting of a continuing study-sketch project with figures in a watercolor landscape and ran into a time roadblock – grandchild, groceries, fitness (walking, yoga, Essentrics), picking up line art to practice-paint at my printer, etc 😊 and wasn’t able to wiggle any more time to work on that project and write about it, so… I took a deep breath and picked up a book (virtually, via my Kindle Reader, lol!) The editorial reviews often mentioned this read like a novel & my intro and beginning pages already confirm that.
- 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”.
Thanks again, everyone! 😊