August 03, 2021 – Working a New 16×20 Acrylic, Working Title : Testing the Water, Refining the Figure, Developing the Background

Refining initial figure work + background start for Testing the Water, 16x20 acrylic on Golden Light Molding Paste ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Refining initial figure work + background start for Testing the Water, 16×20 acrylic on Golden Light Molding Paste ©Felipe Adan Lerma

I wanted to do more on this but things are happening re Covid, in my life. I’ll have more on this very soon – nothing w/me or family here in Austin (despite horrid #s lately), but nearby, also here in Texas.

Wonderful how fluid and flexible art is, giving us challenges one day, inspiration on another, and solace even when needed. I’m writing this late on Monday, and today (Monday) – cleaning the lines free of smears in the as yet waiting while areas, and adjusting edges on my figure’s dress – soft solace was what I sought and found.

I’d read that one can add touches of watercolor one’s acrylic paint, adding pigment brilliance, and the dominant acrylic will solidify it with itself, eliminating the need for fixing the colors after. Not totally sure how true that is, or what proportions, but it felt nice adding some Daniel Smith New Gamboge to my acrylic mix of gold and white with dabs of water.

Be interesting if I can retain the more watercolor-like tone and feel as I add more colors 😊

Wish me luck ya’ll! And stay well, best way we can contribute right now! ♥️


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Above painting, Autumn Friends is circa 1986 💕

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  1. […] So that’s a real treat!I was also realizing this week, preparing this post and working on my 16×20 acrylic line art figure in a landscape work, Testing the Water, there is some discernible thread in my work the last year or so of including more and more figure […]

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  2. I hope all’s well there!!
    You’re sculpting a person, with color! Love it! (I mix all kinds of things in acrylics – watercolor crystals, ink, ground pastels, etc. It’s exciting to experiment! The Brush-O crystals gave lots of additional pigmentation.) 👏👏♥️👏👏

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