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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- December 04, 2021 – Delivering New Art to the Old Bakery and Emporium (across from the State Capital) Austin, Texas – Peace, a New Holiday PaintingPeace, my delivered painting, itself has gone through several metamorphoses to completion, starting way back to August this year (2021) when I was tentatively calling it Holiday Walk; I’d posted about it early September – September 08, 2021 – Developing 2 New Figure Paintings on Light Molding Paste on Canvas – 1 Watercolor, 1 Acrylic with Watercolor Til about a month ago it was still a vertical work, but….
- December 03, 2021 – I Am Tired, But I Am Happy; I’ve Been Painting, A Lot!The above pic contrasts below with this earlier pic shot shot in November —
- December 02, 2021 – My Minimalist Art Experiment, “Abstract Minimalism 1 (in-progress) Part 2, Major ShiftThe large blue area (which I loved) had to be muted (or change the other orange/red areas). Blue bottom areas were also muted. The white/yellow glaze over the blue area tinting it into green. But, do I want to do more? Do I need to do more?
- December 01, 2021 – My Minimalist Art Experiment, “Abstract Minimalism 1 (in-progress) Part 1, a BeginningA funny thing happened on my way to my newest attempt to correctly ( ie, satisfyingly ) extrapolate a detail shot ( variations of which I’m calling, “Approach” ) of one of my paintings (Autumn Passage) — — during the 2nd lay-in, after applying Light Molding Paste over the canvas, I ended up, when I’d see it from a distance, ie through a door from another room, very much liking its basic look; enough so I decided to try and enhance the current stage of the painting, yet, keep it’s basic minimalism intact 😊
- November 30, 2021 – My Idea for Promoting My WordPress Blog Posts on Twitter (With My Pinned Tweet), Part 4And so far, I’m very pleased with how it’s working. It’s saving me a bit of time, yet also keeping tweets going out promoting my more recent posts. I could probably do with slightly more frequently….
- November 29, 2021 – Fine Art America News : “Easy Morning” and “Walking in Light” Featured in Art Groups + Sold a “If Dads Were” Coffee CupBoth figures in the painting above and below are watercolors, though, Easy Morning is all watercolor on absorbent ground. Walking in Light’s paint, around the figure below, is acrylic; both the watercolor figure and remainder of my painting done on Golden’s Light Molding Paste. Golden has evidently been at improving acrylics a long time, as I learned in this post (with links to Golden’s article), and I can say that for me, working on their molding paste, in watercolor and acrylic, is a real treat!
Thanks again, everyone! 😊