Painted with Arteza’s watercolor Real Brush Pens on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper, this is a rare work where I followed my instincts, pressed too far, messed it, then trusted my instincts to “see what would happen” – and A Blush of Spring resulted! I’ve reviewed Arteza’s watercolor brush pens recently (see link above) and need to do one for Canson watercolor papers, some of the best paper I’ve come across in a variety of sizes, dual textured (rough one side, smoother on the reverse). A Blush of Spring might not have happened with less versatile watercolor pens or paper!
A small work, 9×6 inches, it also does really well enlarged, where the small brush stroke touches show up, along with the textural differences among the areas. Below is a screen shot of a full resolution preview of a small area. My high meg screenshot comes close to the actual preview on Fine Art America, but still not quite as nice – worth a look! 😊
Fine Art America’s High Resolution Preview option above shows both Arteza’s Real Brush Pens’ pigment density changes capabilities, and the quality of Canson’s watercolor papers. Tapping the image on FAA shifts the preview box from area to area.
Giving “A Blush of Spring” a hard run for most-viewed this past week, with only a few hours of Sunday morning’s post to promote it before the week’s tally (at FAA), is Dispatcher, one of my more durable poetry gift writings from the 90s 😊
One of my more promising – and more vexing – ideas for future work, is combining a light pen and ink (digitally hand drawn) wash (via digital watercolor) to complement writings from that same era I’ve never put image to poem before. My recent pen and wash work, Floating Butterfly (non-digital) is giving me hope I can pull this off!
My most immediate effort toward this, is for a small poem entitled, Little Dancer – (excerpt) “Your tiny dancing movements are the most innocent of all.” It’s of the endearment one feels in the presence of young innocence beginning to experience movement, with, at the end of the short poem, a slight reversal into self-observation-remembrance of one’s own younger self. I think it takes more words to explain it than to express it in the poem, lol! Wish me luck – this is a project I’d like very much to pull off. We’ll see ☺️
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- October 24, 2021 – My Most Viewed Image This Past Week @FineArtAmerica, Arm Chair View Paris, an early #watercolor #blackandwhite #figureart circa Sept 2020An interesting most viewed results on my Fine Art America site this past viewing period — Plus, as surprising, was the fact 4 of my top 6 most viewed images were Paris themed, 2 of the remainder were also from places we’ve visited (New York & Vermont), followed by most viewed “period” of an Austin pink sunset 😊 On top of that I’ve apparently never included an image of Arm Chair View Paris in one of my blog posts before! Well we’re remedying that here now ❤️
- October 23, 2021 – New #Acrylic Upload @FineArtAmerica – Mother and ChildIt’s been quite a development for this painting, growing from an idea of a previous work with a less defined at the time unrealized depiction of a younger and older person. Probably the most important development is my own realization of that development, lol! Frankly, though I often saw a realization-glimpse of that sort even from my 20s about my art, and maybe as a child, I literally blew it off and kept on going 😊
- October 22, 2021 – A Day With the 8 Year Old = Painting His Wooden Sword for Halloween, Circling the Trailhead to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Visiting Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Celebrating Veterans Art at the Old Bakery & Emporium, and Watching Big Hero 6 on Disney+!!!This post is long on pictures, mostly because it was a long day from getting up to getting back to bed, lol! But what a good day it was ❤️ Here’s hoping this long post of pictures brings a similar good feeling! First up, above, is a special project Max has had his heart on, re-creating a magical sword he sees and experiences using in one of his video games – Zelda Breath of the Wild! All part of his progressing Halloween costume….
- October 21, 2021 – Delivering New Art to the Old Bakery and Emporium (across from the State Capital) Austin, Texas – 3 Piece Floral Set and 1 Autumn 6×6, all #WatercolorsDespite my many gripes about living in Austin, Texas, there’s of course a handful of things I do like. Among them is the opportunity the city makes for artisans 50 or older living in the Austin area to show their creative work. I’ve been fortunate to have some sales, and am very grateful to be able to replenish my inventory with the paintings above.
- October 20, 2021 – Sold! At the Old Bakery and Emporium (across from the State Capital) Austin, Texas – Paris Dreams (Dreaming of Paris)I’m very grateful to my buyer at the Old Bakery & Emporium in Austin Texas! 🙏 With as few months as the Old Bakery’s been reopen, and all the precautions needed to be taken recently here in Austin, it’s a miracle to be able to share my art a this time 💕
- October 19, 2021 – Turning 71 Feels Like Turning on the Spigots!I’ve meandered around what to write for my birthday post this year, probably reflecting not exactly the chaos (though there’s enough of that, lol!) but the whirl of activity in my life right now – fitness activities, art – of all kind, family, and the stutteringly slow but certain shift from unbearable 6 month summer in Austin to, well, breathable walkable art-doable weather ❤️ Weatherman says the weekend days’ highs into my birthday (Tuesday) are the coolest temps since mid-April. That’s a very long time, lol! 😅
- October 18, 2021 – A Good Problem, Lots of Interesting Pics and Posts Developing in My Blog Pipeline! Part 3, 1st Completed Work of 5 – “Playtime, Mother and Child”I’m also breaking a bit of tradition in terms of my routine and going ahead and posting my completed image, not as good a resolution etc as I’d like (yet), and also not yet uploaded to Fine Art America. It’s simply a time choice. Paint and create. Or paint less but massage the photo capture & upload to FAA more. It’s not really a win-lose thing.
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