January 25, 2021 – New Watercolor Upload to Fine Art America, Magenta Mountain

Magenta Mountain
In a sign this is as good a rendition to other folks as to myself, I received two comments on Fine Art America within the hour of its posting!

Though it often happens my first attempt is a semi-gem, followed by not quite as impactful renditions, this also sometimes happens – suddenly another impactful rendition pulls out!

It must be the blend of intuitive and repetition applied learning, lol!

In this case, via my originating image, a photo, Texas Hill Country Early Winter, followed by two digital derivatives, of which the psychedelic version is my fav ❤️

Magenta Mountain itself, 6×9 on acid free 140 lb paper, is several watercolor interpretations down the line from the original photo.

Re (not) Varnishing my watercolors on paper
One other watercolor on paper, which I also liked, I tried “fixing” with spray (to then varnish), like I do my watercolors on absorbent ground (on panels and stretched canvas), and I didn’t have as much luck preserving the original watercolor this time, probably ’cause these are on paper. So my watercolors on paper, for now anyways, are not fixed or varnished.

I still like and will continue work on paper (along with my other substrates), but probably won’t offer them varnished etc, and thus sell them for a bit less for now.

Current Sale Offer
Magenta Mountain for example I’m offering for $20 + shipping (if applicable). Though 😊 if one also chooses to buy one of my new original acrylic hearts (also on 6×9 acid free paper, but self sealed, since it’s acrylic) for $10, then shipping is 1) free to the continental US, and 2) includes Priority Mail shipping, 3) with insurance ☺️

Viewing High Resolution snippets on Fine Art America
Meanwhile, here’s a look how to use one of Fine Art America’s nicer features I need to mention more often, and that’s its high resolution peek at selected portions of the painting (or photo as may be).

And you the viewer can position the viewing selection square to choose what to look closer at —

Re Fine Art America’s full resolution views
Keep in mind too, the sample high resolution views I offer here in my post, are not nearly as clear as what you can see on my image page at Fine Art America.

My image size image constraints for my blog (self chosen for bandwidth and $ reasons) aren’t anywhere close to the full resolution at FAA.

Even my 5-10 mb screen shot, sharper than my 1mb or less image size for my blog post, is not as sharp as the full resolution peek. Which is kinda nice and kinda amazing 😊

The colors, in my original, and what I could transfer to FAA via my photo, have much greater nuance with the color fields, better gradations, and better definitions.

If I want to get this post out today I guess I better finish up, lol!

Below is a sample gift item with this image.

And further below is a tweet & link to my post about a wonderful watercolor video from Hazel Soan available via Prime Video (free if you have Prime)!

Direct link to item above in tweet 😊

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Thanks so much everyone! Stay creative!


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Thanks again, everyone! 😊


Artist self portrait - photo of Felipe Adan Lerma on converted railway track bike ferry for the Island Line Trail connecting mainland Vermont to South Hero on Lake Champlain.

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  1. […] Magenta Mountain has been a true surprise and comfort to me that it’s being well received. It was created purely with Arteza’s Watercolor Brush Pens and I just love the mix of deep pigments and wash tones. I was lucky enough not to try and “improve” it, lol!My post about Magenta Mountain can be seen at –https://felipeadanlerma.com/2021/01/25/january-25-2021-new-watercolor-upload-to-fine-art-america-mag… […]

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