August 27, 2021 – Another New Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, “ala Anders Zorn, Woman Dressing” : (again) a #Watercolor on Absorbent Ground on Canvas Panel #ContemporaryImpressionism

Despite only having been uploaded to my Fine Art America site for one day, my small 5×7 impressionist copy, “ala Anders Zorn, Woman Dressing” captured the highest number of views for the week!

My recent post, Delivering New Art to the Old Bakery and Emporium (across from the State Capital) Austin, Texas – ala Anders Zorn, Woman Dressing, has a bit of detail about this small painting, plus my description for it on Fine Art America adds,

Realizing an emotional impact within myself may be the most important result of seeing (and applying) how and why Zorn was and is considered such a master painter today!

Zorn’s work itself is predominately more finished and elegant, yet with a powerful visual and emotional impact that instantly drew me to his rendition of “Woman Dressing.”

Though I’m continuing my studies of presenting figure work in my art, recent sales and most viewed of my images each week at Fine Art America are reminding me of the value of when the figure dominates the canvas ♥️

Take care everyone! Stay cool and well as possible as summer hopefully sizzles towards its close 😊


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    Not much difference between the previous post’s study version and the completed version above. As you can tell, from the 2nd duo sets of contrasts below, all I did was soften the upper slanting line separating red and white on the lady’s back. But for me, it….
  • September 24, 2021 – New Most Viewed Image For the Week @FineArtAmerica, Ridges of Spring Light, #watercolor, painted late 2019
    I’ve recently been including Ridges of Spring Light in several of my blog posts about dappled light and masking fluid, not because it was meant to “be” dappled light, or that I used masking fluid creating it, though it does have three distinct areas of canvas (coated with absorbent ground to accept watercolors). No, Ridges of Spring Light contains a sense of dappleness, often created with masking fluid, and I used that image here to illustrate the idea that a variable sense of light sometimes just comes about, even in an abstract.
  • September 23, 2021 – Walking in Dappled Light Study 1, #Watercolor on Paper, Masking Fluid Removed
    There’s a lot I like about how this looks with the masking fluid gone (removed prev night and slept on the shock of seeing the changes, lol!) – which doesn’t mean though I’m not looking at what to try to improve how I feel about this work 😊 Initially, 1st impression, I was determined to restore & “correct” some of the changes —
  • September 22, 2021 – Walking in Dappled Light Study 1, #Watercolor on Paper; 1st Paint Lay-in with Masking Fluid
    At 9×12 on 140lb x watercolor paper, I was able to use my brushes fairly effectively where I wanted them, and applied some Turner masking fluid (with a thin palette knife) “fairly” easy. And yes, some foot proportions are off a bit, lol, and her back blouse almost looks like it’s the front, but all in not too bad toward my primary priority – quickly achieve some degree of dappling look. Once the masking fluid comes off though, it could be very different….
  • September 21, 2021 – Initial Review of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” by James Nestor
    I’d been doing a day to day posting of a continuing study-sketch project with figures in a watercolor landscape and ran into a time roadblock – grandchild, groceries, fitness (walking, yoga, Essentrics), picking up line art to practice-paint at my printer, etc 😊 and wasn’t able to wiggle any more time to work on that project and write about it, so… I took a deep breath and picked up a book (virtually, via my Kindle Reader, lol!) The editorial reviews often mentioned this read like a novel & my intro and beginning pages already confirm that.
  • September 20, 2021 – Dappled Light, “Figures in a Landscape Study” Still Not Done, But, Already a Learning Tool For Me!
    “Learning Tool for Me” is part of my blog title today simply ’cause I’ve looking at this post as specifically geared to get me where I wanna go – keeping in mind my destination is a generalized abstraction of image / feeling / and intuitive aspiration (hopefully including figurative work) & it’s reached a point of development over my previous renditions that I now need to put my resolve into concrete, hopefully creative, useful thoughts for my future directions. Lot of contradictions. Like life. Like me 😊 Here goes (for now) —
  • September 19, 2021 – Dappled Light, “Figures in a Landscape Study” Continued
    Just a quick post updating yesterday’s release showing what I’ve changed/added on to a watercolor on paper I’d 1st posted about on Sept 7th…A bigger factor in today’s image update is the addition of more “white”.


Thanks again, everyone! 😊


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  1. […] week’s most viewed of my images at Fine Art America post –… – also speaks a bit more on that and about Anders Zorn the artist.What I want to add this […]

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  2. Very enigmatic Felipe. As a point of interest to me. I too have some images on Fine Art America and each week I get a report of the most viewed images. There are about 3 addresses which keep recurring Cupertino CA and Shenzen China are two of them and it makes me very suspicious. Are these viewers known to you?
    I might have a fan club, but I think that these are addresses with some connection to Fine Art America to make it look like people are viewing the site.

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    • Oh yeah, those and bunch more, from all over; some (from what I understand) are image sites w/clients and someone (client or at the site) viewed my (and yours) image(s) for possible sale or licensing. Other recurring sites I’m guessing or is-this-worth-us-copying sites (for paintings or general image use). Many are from foreign countries (though I get a lot from a cluster of cities here in the US. At least I can see you’s “seeing” my work, at least in terms of location/time/date, and I imagine the IP addresses are known to folks w/access. It’s all part of the gumbo of world wide access. Pretty sure someone’s making a lot more off this than we are, lol! 😊

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        • Ahhhaha! Know what u mean! 😊 Only thing I’ve seen so far “maybe” of mine “out there” was a BW photo I’d licensed, then a strikingly similar variation showed up on a well selling book’s cover; but the bulk of the image in general is visible and accessible to most anyone, just the figure(s) and lighting etc could be changed; the figure was very similar, very diff sex and slightly diff pose; so gotta give it that, lol!

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