September 09, 2021 – Continuing Work on Figure Art on Light Molding Paste on Canvas, (tentative title) “Fantasy Walk”

Started painting figure overlay w/light absorbent ground over Watercolor on light absorbent ground (possible title, Fantasy Walk) ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Started painting figure overlay w/light molding paste over Watercolor on light molding paste (possible title, Fantasy Walk) ©Felipe Adan Lerma

As seen in my image below from my overview of starting this new painting (Fantasy Walk), I’ve begun painting in the figure – yeah, I don’t plan leaving her standing on one leg, lol! 😊

Figure overlay w/light absorbent ground over Watercolor on light absorbent ground (possible title, Fantasy Walk) ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Figure overlay w/light absorbent paste over Watercolor on light absorbent paste (possible title, Fantasy Walk) ©Felipe Adan Lerma

Though I was tempted to leave the ghost overlay impression from before ( I actually kinda like the way it looks) that may have to wait for another project. Right now I’m determined, for better or worse, to develop a fuller larger size image onto a 16×20 canvas, with watercolor, much as I did with “Testing the Water” below (with acrylics, also 16×20) about a month ago.

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

The figure in the acrylic above, I think, dominates more than this newer one will in this new watercolor effort. But I don’t really know, and won’t know until it’s done. I do think I’m integrating the figure in this new watercolor into the surrounding color landscape more harmoniously. But whether it will blend in a whole lot more, or still be more the focal point, I don’t know yet.

I’ve done paintings where the figure either fit seamlessly into the whole image —

Or, where the whole image’s energy seemed to emerge from and surround the figure into a whole – a unity from the figure, vs a unity of figure and milieu.

Summer is a Lady ©Felipe Adan Lerma - watercolor on paper with line art https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/summer-is-a-lady-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Summer is a Lady ©Felipe Adan Lerma – watercolor on paper with line art https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/summer-is-a-lady-felipe-adan-lerma.html



It’s an interesting question theoretically, and an interesting – not exactly dilemma – but at the least a question of direction.

The question for me is – how much do I direct the direction, how much do I follow the direction developing, and honestly, at this point, I’m swimming in the tide, floaties on my arms, the shore in sight, and trusting that’ll be enough at this point 😊

I guess if I’m gonna figure on figuring out figures – for me – I better keep on painting!

Keep exploring everyone!! Bound to lead us to somewhere good! ♥️

Adan

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  1. […] Started painting figure overlay w/light molding paste over Watercolor on light molding paste (possible title, Fantasy Walk) ©Felipe Adan Lerma*Related blog post –https://felipeadanlerma.com/2021/09/09/september-06-2021-continuing-work-on-figure-art-on-light-mold… […]

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