Had hoped to put up another art reblog, I posted a couple really good ones recently I think, but also wanted to paint, but couldn’t ’cause I’d’a have to taken over too much of the kitchen table for too long, lol!
Though I basically only moved a “lot” of boxes around, not really resolving my space issue for where to put everything, I did create a small space to sit by my easel plus a small platform for my paints etc 😊
After searching & searching I also found a bottle of masking fluid & applied it to this —
It’s my other line art only copy of my Barton Spring Greenbelt poster pictured top pic lower right 😊
I shot the image from the side letting the light catch the masking fluid’s highlight so it’s more easily seen. There’s also more on the lower portion but it didn’t show up ‘cept as grey spots – light is so very tricky!
So how much and how well this will work out, I don’t know yet, lol! It’s been a long while since I last tried using masking fluid. I’m hoping I can preserve more of a random “possibly” dappled light look to begin with, even if I later enhance the light areas with white gouache – either to increase the highlight or to soften the edges.
I’m still quite determined to see if I can consciously paint something I really like with dappled light. I’ve had a few accidental paintings & more than a few photos (though before, I rarely knew why I liked them so much), but…it’d be nice to be more consistent when I want to create one ☺️
My main challenge, for me, right now, is doing this working at it via watercolor, where I’m least practiced, and, am working light to dark. I get to a certain point, with my image usually still very high key, and just like it the way it is – oh well, lol!
As I get more of my art materials laid out and accessible, I’ll also be having a go at it (my dappled light quest 😊) via both acrylics and oils (dark to light) —
Keep plugging everyone, it’s worth the effort ♥️
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- 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.
- October 17, 2021 – My Most Viewed Image For a 2nd Week @FineArtAmerica, Abstract Study 1, #watercolorThough I’ve had some of my images repeat a 2nd week or more, or return again after awhile to place top of my views for the week at Fine Art America, it’s still rare for an abstract of mine to do so. It’s sorta ironic for me, since I began painting in earnest in the 80s creating acrylic abstracts (after fooling around doing clouds and Dali-ish dripping clocks in my 20s 😊), and then….
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