August 18, 2021 – Another New (but related) Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, “Testing the Water” : #Acrylic on Light Molding Paste on Canvas #ContemporaryImpressionism

Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16x20 acrylic on canvas over Golden's light molding paste
Testing the Water ©Felipe Adan Lerma 16×20 acrylic on canvas over Golden’s light molding paste

For nearly two months now, my more recent softer original watercolors and now an acrylic along the same style have been my most seen images of mine on my site at Fine Art America! 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 from Golden I used in two recent paintings (one a watercolor and one – this one – acrylic) indicate this’ll be on of my favored over-gesso applications on canvas for both mediums.


A recent except to the above trend is one of my Barton Creek Greenbelt Austin posters I just upload a few days ago at Fine Art America, Morning Light. It rang up a respectable 2nd most viewed to Testing the Water. Totally different type image, yet again with a certain emphasis on “light” 😊

Direct link to my blog post about Morning Light above 😊


Because of my mom’s recent passing, I’m still not spending my usual time painting or posting (within each post). I want to thank all the good wishes and prayers from everyone, here and on FaceBook, and am grateful to have made contact with so many of my family, some of which (because of the pandemic) I hadn’t been able to see for quite awhile, and to try and reflect in my own life my mom’s consistent love for the children (grandchildren & more) in her life 💕

I do feel I am more fully absorbing my mom’s impact on my life, particularly creatively, and hope to see progress in painting figures, with expression, with love, with involvement in the world around us, even if it’s “just” the colors and light in the world we’re immersed within ☺️

Til then, please stay well. It’s good for all of us ♥️


Direct link to my blog post above 😊

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊


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  1. […] only really re-started painting acrylics since about August, less than 6 months ago – August 18, 2021 – Another New (but related) Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, “Tes… . In contrast, I’ve been working watercolors just over 2 years, and of course, as mentioned […]

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  2. […] atmosphere. I did a little of this with an acrylic figure in an overall acrylic work recently ( Testing the Water ), but this one, with the overall background so softly intense, is gonna be more a challenge I […]

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    • Aww, thank you, Robin! ‘Course some of those textures are real, via the light molding paste 😊 with a few enhancements here and there, lol! I’d read ages ago that Monet would put a dab or line of darker color under his lighter tones to help them stand out – every once in awhile I remember to try that 😊


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