Several things went into making this one of my favored positive-surprise results:
- Golden’s Light Molding Paste, which itself allowed several things
a. creation of a descriptive molding directing movement and form
b. an absorption surface that allowed my use of watered down acrylics which gave me my currently-favored look – watercolors
c. and least expected, but bound to be more important as I use this new base (over acrylic gesso’d canvas), the ability to cleanly cover a previous painted area
- Successfully using a figure line art I’m hoping to use in several art pieces
- Working on a medium size canvas with quick eye appeal yet small enough to easily cart and store
That’s not a bad chunk of choice things to come out of a new piece, lol!
And did I mention I really like the overall effect? 😊
Even my wife likes it! ♥️
So below, as I like to do when able/appropriate, I’ve a couple of screen shots showing samples of Fine Art America’s full resolution preview, keeping in mind the “full-full” preview is only visible on my painting’s page there, with a very strong approximation here on my site —
I chose the above preview because it shows textured modulation of color (left), line work, and modulation of the thicker/denser acrylic pigment I used on my figure’s outfit.
Below I show more of the textured color modulation in the field around the figure – a taste of what I do miss not using oils right now, but am finding via the light molding paste, I can get with both watercolor and acrylic (this piece)!
The watercolor link to in the prev paragraph, though listed as complete, with image uploaded to FAA, I’ve decided I want to keep working on, already having used the light molding paste to remove the figure I never was completely happy with. We’ll see how far the changes (I suspect not a lot) go with that piece, Barton Springs Greenbelt Indian Summer, a larger 25×40 watercolor also on canvas with light molding paste over gesso. Probably returning it closer to before I added the small figure, which never looked quite right, lol! 😊
That’s about it for now. As I prepare this post, my mom is reaching a final resting place, and our attention gravitates there. A wonderful person, whom my friends, from grade school on, always told me was an angel (and me going, “Huh?”) is leaving me with an imprint I will eternally be grateful for. Maybe lucky enough to leave a semblance of her behind, in my days, and in my art 💕
Stay well everyone – love and enjoy!
ps, update: my mom has passed and is at peace now; as noted in yesterday’s post’s update; still not sure what my schedule will be, but want to have a post about her when possible ♥️ This is the last post I had finished and scheduled before her passing.
link to blog post in above tweet 😊
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