August 10, 2021 – My Newest Art Upload @FineArtAmerica – Testing the Water (Acrylic on Canvas)

Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16x20 acrylic on canvas over Golden's light molding paste https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16×20 acrylic on canvas over Golden’s light molding paste
https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html

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Several things went into making this one of my favored positive-surprise results:

  1. 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
  2. Successfully using a figure line art I’m hoping to use in several art pieces
  3. 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 —

Detail, Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16x20 acrylic on canvas over Golden's light molding paste https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Detail: Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16×20 acrylic on canvas over Golden’s light molding paste
https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html

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! 😊

Detail, Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16x20 acrylic on canvas over Golden's light molding paste https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Detail: Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16×20 acrylic on canvas over Golden’s light molding paste
https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/testing-the-water-felipe-adan-lerma.html

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!

Adan

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 😊
https://felipeadanlerma.com/2021/08/06/august-06-2021-5-weeks-running-my-most-viewed-image-for-the-week-fineartamerica-summer-is-a-lady-watercolor-on-paper-contemporaryimpressionism/

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

Artist self portrait - photo of Felipe Adan Lerma on converted railway track bike ferry for the Island Line Trail connecting mainland Vermont to South Hero on Lake Champlain.

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2 comments

  1. […] with the same female figure, is Testing the Water. A blog post on that work is here – https://felipeadanlerma.com/2021/08/10/august-10-2021-my-newest-art-upload-fineartamerica-testing-th….Though I realize I’m not firing full strength yet back into my creative work with paint, I do […]

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  2. […] Plus figure art work has dominated all but one of those 7 weeks 😊 Since I have an excellent post w/preview excerpt images in a recent blog upload, I won’t go into as much detail as some times.I will say that the Light Molding Paste […]

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