May 27, 2021 – Beginning My 1st New Painting Since Before Our Move : Barton Springs Greenbelt Poster Series, Part 2

Barton Spring Greenbelt Poster 1 ©Felipe Adan Lerma - in progress.
Barton Spring Greenbelt Poster 1 ©Felipe Adan Lerma – in progress.
Photo on iPad – Barton Springs Greenbelt NW Quadrant

Yesterday I posted my bare beginnings of my 1st art work in about a month (because of our move)! My longest break from painting since the 1st 1/2 of the mid 2010’s!

Here, very quickly, because it’s been another long (but productive) day getting things arranged in our new place, including a wonderful double pane sliding glass window in our bedroom! ♥️ We can actually now have our blinds open in “some” of the Austin heat, and hardly feel it like before! Thank you technology! 😊 I have a similar window in my smaller but designated “art room.” Once the boxes there get cleared (the last box frontier), I’ll have that view and light to look forward to!

These two shots, the one above and the one below, were where I got to painting over 3 days (vs 2) cause of other commitments.

And, as mentioned yesterday, the BW on my iPad, to the left of my photo (now on Fine Art America) is a digital value study. Still not sure how much I’ll stay within the ranges shown, but still very helpful, lol! Already I can see where, in a different variation, I might like to try leaving more white space, and/or include more blues, etc – all part of the value of having my line art itself (see 1st image in yesterday’s post) printed on watercolor paper for me to play with 😊

Barton Spring Greenbelt Poster 1 ©Felipe Adan Lerma - in progress.
Barton Spring Greenbelt Poster 1 ©Felipe Adan Lerma – in progress.

The color areas aren’t transitioned to each other yet, so I’m not panicking – yet 😊

As I’d also mentioned yesterday, this is my 1st watercolor on the smooth side of my 140 lb paper, and I do like it, but next printing I want to try my usual preference for a rougher pigment catching texture. By the same token, the blending going on with this smooth side is surprising and very promising in itself.

So much to learn! But Sheila showed me an incredible inspirational video on FB awhile ago – a 91 year old woman still practicing her gymnastic moves, on the track, at meets! 😯 After her 3 minute or so floor routine (so to speak) she does the parallel bars! You..must..see..that! ❤️

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Stay active & happy everyone!


ps – dual screen shot on my screen in each photo above is via my Affinity Photo program, iPad version 😊

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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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