July 25, 2021 – Where I Left Off Before Our Trip, New Watercolor on Canvas in-progress, Developing the Right Figure to Add

Figure studies for new watercolor with pen & ink 25×40 inch stretched canvas Barton Creek Greenbelt work in progress ©Felipe Adan Lerma

As you can tell from my top pic, my efforts to progress from my value study and digital studies below are not going great, lol!

I take solace from several things —

Figure photo, line art & value study ©Felipe AdanLerma for 25x40 Austin Greenbelt watercolor on canvas 07.22.21
Figure photo, line art & value study ©Felipe AdanLerma for 25×40 Austin Greenbelt watercolor on canvas 07.22.21
Featured in my blog post – https://felipeadanlerma.com/2021/07/23/july-23-2021-where-i-left-off-before-our-trip-new-watercolor-on-canvas-in-progress-preparing-to-add-a-figure/
  1. Though I ‘m working on a large canvas, my need is for a much smaller figure than I’ve sketched out for (2 or so inches vs 5 or so)
  2. The style of image I need here is close to my digital sketch, but still doesn’t quite fit (or I can’t make it quite fit yet)
  3. And, even Manet and Vermeer supposedly used aids to render their figure images as they did, and I have some aid, but not enough to translate the image yet via the size I need.

While my watercolor study sketches from my digital sketch are closer in style to my in-progress, watercolor on canvas, my sketches slowly began developing a fuller expression, with the lower left corner image appealing to me the most with its more partial rendering.

Figure studies for new watercolor with pen & ink 25x40 inch stretched canvas Barton Creek Greenbelt work in progress ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Figure studies for new watercolor with pen & ink 25×40 inch stretched canvas Barton Creek Greenbelt work in progress ©Felipe Adan Lerma

What I do have currently on my canvas is still distinctly different, and may have to be what’ll work with my current watercolor 25×40, saving further development of the figure above for the next 25×40, which I currently intend to be acrylic.

Again I take solace from other artists, in this case Dianne Mize, of whom I’ve reblogged many of her art tips and videos. In a recent edition, dealing with composition, she says,

An important thing to remember is to address only one thing at a time.  You can always begin by looking for tangents, then look for the other things I’ve addressed here.  It’s also important not to consider your final decisions carved in stone.  When you begin the painting, there’s no telling where it will want to go.

https://archive.aweber.com/awlist4319336/M0.SQ/h/Finding_a_Good_Composition.htm

There’s good reason (many actually!) why I like Dianne’s art tip and demos so much 😊

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Hopefully tomorrow I can finish the watercolor 25×40; I just need to stop finding stuff to “fix” ♥️

Stay creative and inquisitive everyone! We all have so much to learn! 💕

Adan

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

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