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.
Yesterday’s update post, of enhancements of colors and contrasts, I thought, brought the image closer to something I really like – today’s post shows a few more of the same, plus a few contrasts (lines and edges) softened a bit.
A bigger factor in today’s image update is the addition of more “white”.
I didn’t use masking fluid or tape to begin with (wish I had, at least sparingly), so I’m going back in creating color gaps and adding white as a descriptive color in itself, almost a highlight or dapple. “Almost” highlights and/or dapples being the operative work, lol, ’cause this is still quite abstracted or expressionistic as much as it’s impressionistic I think.
The 1st set of side-by-side pics shows the changes from 1st rendition to 2nd.
And the second side-by-side set below then is the changes from 2nd rendition to current –
The 3rd rendition photo’d a little darker than I wanted, and I didn’t get to work on the current (3rd) rendition much as I’d’ve like cause we’re getting the 8 year old from school and need time to do our “maintenance” fitness routines, lol! Plus eat, etc ☺️
As per yesterday’s post where I notated a list of ideas I have about dappled light, I’ve been reading articles about that (among lots of other searches on YouTube etc) and hope to do a reblog ’bout a post on Joaquin Sorolla soon, hopefully soon.
I’m also wanting to do a post about color image variations of a beautiful figure painting I’ve come across exploring information, showing that (as Dianne Mize often says) if one gets the value contrasts right, the colors will come out right – hopefully soon also 😊
Meanwhile I’m still (almost literally) continuing to claw out a few figure studies for my local printer, Southside Printer, to put on watercolor paper for me, so I can (literally “and” figuratively) freely play with variations of trying to get dappled impressions. These are a few examples, 2 to a sheet, with each individual print measuring 9×12 —
So we’re blessed to have “plenty to do!” ❤️
As much as possible, enjoy life with those you care for, doing things you also care for! 💕
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- October 26, 2021 – I’ve Been Reading, and It’s Triggered a Realization on My Part How Important the Surface of a Painting, My Own Paintings in Particular, Are to Me….…tinkering with the surface of my current art work. I enjoy doing that, immensely. The surface of my work often being as important, or I should say, as interesting to me, as the image as a whole. And of course now I want to make the image as a whole, whether seen from a short nose-to-the canvas space, to the further distance where the image is, well, simply just an image as a whole.
- October 25, 2021 – New Masking Fluid Project – “Angel”Continuing with more new paintings I’ve recently set in motion, Angel appears to be a dark swirl but is actually hiding some carefully but casually placed masking fluid lines. I’ll be showing some detail shots of “Angel”‘s more recent state tomorrow, but am still working on the painting as a whole. This particular masking fluid experiment is almost a direct descendant of an abstract study on paper I recently wrecked, lol!
- October 24, 2021 – My Most Viewed Image This Past Week @FineArtAmerica, Arm Chair View Paris, an early #watercolor #blackandwhite #figureart circa Sept 2020An interesting most viewed results on my Fine Art America site this past viewing period — Plus, as surprising, was the fact 4 of my top 6 most viewed images were Paris themed, 2 of the remainder were also from places we’ve visited (New York & Vermont), followed by most viewed “period” of an Austin pink sunset 😊 On top of that I’ve apparently never included an image of Arm Chair View Paris in one of my blog posts before! Well we’re remedying that here now ❤️
- October 23, 2021 – New #Acrylic Upload @FineArtAmerica – Mother and ChildIt’s been quite a development for this painting, growing from an idea of a previous work with a less defined at the time unrealized depiction of a younger and older person. Probably the most important development is my own realization of that development, lol! Frankly, though I often saw a realization-glimpse of that sort even from my 20s about my art, and maybe as a child, I literally blew it off and kept on going 😊
- October 22, 2021 – A Day With the 8 Year Old = Painting His Wooden Sword for Halloween, Circling the Trailhead to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Visiting Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Celebrating Veterans Art at the Old Bakery & Emporium, and Watching Big Hero 6 on Disney+!!!This post is long on pictures, mostly because it was a long day from getting up to getting back to bed, lol! But what a good day it was ❤️ Here’s hoping this long post of pictures brings a similar good feeling! First up, above, is a special project Max has had his heart on, re-creating a magical sword he sees and experiences using in one of his video games – Zelda Breath of the Wild! All part of his progressing Halloween costume….
- October 21, 2021 – Delivering New Art to the Old Bakery and Emporium (across from the State Capital) Austin, Texas – 3 Piece Floral Set and 1 Autumn 6×6, all #WatercolorsDespite my many gripes about living in Austin, Texas, there’s of course a handful of things I do like. Among them is the opportunity the city makes for artisans 50 or older living in the Austin area to show their creative work. I’ve been fortunate to have some sales, and am very grateful to be able to replenish my inventory with the paintings above.
Thanks again, everyone! 😊