I hoped to build on yesterday’s video and think I did grab a decent one. The pic above is a screen shot from today’s video below —
Unless I get lucky, I’m finding I like picking my own frame for the video’s thumbnail, since I often then use it for my header and my “featured image” via WordPress’ architecture. It makes presenting a video more fun for me 😊
Though not nearly as crowded as this past weekend, there were still folks around mid-morning. The sun wasn’t out full blast yet, so the colors in the water and the dappling of the light in the woods weren’t quite what I’d prefer, but it was definitely a doable temperature, lol!
Plus I also accomplished what I wished I’d done better yesterday – show off my new waterproof hiking sandals. I also like they dry quickly with grit and such brushing or washing off easily, yes! 👍
I thought to order a pair for the 8 year old to use so he can run around better out here and hopefully he’ll get to try them out this weekend; if so I’ll post pics of that too – he of course helped pick his pair out, including what shade of blue – surprisingly, a brighter tint than his usual deep royal blue 😊 He’s growing into new colors! ❤️
Meanwhile, one little guy out there this morning (below) was not interested in venturing any deeper, though his owner coaxed and pleaded with him to. I don’t blame him, I stayed in my own version of the shallow end of the pool too ☺️
I might’ve stayed longer, but I needed to and did work on my Volleyball gift writing series, organizing the 7 sports gift writings in the series so’s to put the whole Volleyball series in the Old Bakery for when it opens later this month or early next!
Volleyball Kill is formatted now, for upload to Fine Art America and for being printed next week with my other Volleyball writings. It may all be for naught, but it’d definitely be a zero if I don’t give it a try 😊
Just as importantly, I finally had all the hardware and gumption to install the brackets, rod and set of sun blocker curtains on our lone south facing window (with a lace curtain inset between the two sun blocker halves). It was like instant relief from the early summer Texas sun – whew! Plus really nice to look at, lol!
Take care then everyone! Heat indexes are building and heat warnings are spreading –
Stay cool as needed! ♥️ That’s the cool thing to do! 😊
Waterproof hiking sandals in above tweet at https://amzn.to/3zaqg0n 🥾
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- October 26, 2021 – I’ve Been Reading, and It’s Triggered a Realization on My Part How Important the Surface of a Painting, My Own Paintings in Particular, Are to Me….…tinkering with the surface of my current art work. I enjoy doing that, immensely. The surface of my work often being as important, or I should say, as interesting to me, as the image as a whole. And of course now I want to make the image as a whole, whether seen from a short nose-to-the canvas space, to the further distance where the image is, well, simply just an image as a whole.
- October 25, 2021 – New Masking Fluid Project – “Angel”Continuing with more new paintings I’ve recently set in motion, Angel appears to be a dark swirl but is actually hiding some carefully but casually placed masking fluid lines. I’ll be showing some detail shots of “Angel”‘s more recent state tomorrow, but am still working on the painting as a whole. This particular masking fluid experiment is almost a direct descendant of an abstract study on paper I recently wrecked, lol!
- 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.
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