In Parts 1 & 2 of this short series – A Good Problem – about finding myself with a surge of in-progress works I’d love to bring to completion, meaning I’ll love the way they look or make me feel, or, preferably both 😊
I’m also breaking a bit of tradition in terms of my routine and going ahead and posting my completed image, not as good a resolution etc as I’d like (yet), and also not yet uploaded to Fine Art America.
It’s simply a time choice. Paint and create. Or paint less but massage the photo capture & upload to FAA more.
It’s not really a win-lose thing. I want to configure the best capture and presentation of my art as possible, and I want to upload them to Fine Art America and hopefully sell lots of prints and products with my image on them, lol!
So here’s a new 18×24, all acrylic on canvas on Golden Light Molding Paste, with a side by side view of how it looked initially and now —
What changed is not just more color, but refining and defining the 2 abstracted figures just enough to justify the title, which reflected what the raw 1st laying looked like to me.
I also again found myself wanting to leave a pale or white border around the image, almost a vignette feel, though nothing more concrete consciously in my intent at this time. Leaving a pale or white area around the image appeals to me, and I’ll figure out why more and more over time. Meanwhile, I’m working if and how I might could plan ahead in my painting work to allow for that space to be there from the start, not having to work backwards cleaning up that edge, and seeing it be there much cleaner. I’m tinkering with that now on a new work-in-progress that’s nothing but white paint and light molding paste!
I’d like that round the whole painting edging to be uniformly slightly uneven, jaggedity, but also blendie/fade-y. Not to much to ask, lol!
I’m also getting some white frames soon and will see how that does or doesn’t set the painting off even better.
By that time I’ll have done up a better resolution capture to upload to Fine Art America, I’ll have links to it, I’ll have one or more macro shots of the texture and/or color gradations, I’ll have a shot of it framed, and I’ll have a nice stand-alone post for all that 🤞 😊
One last thing, “Playtime, Mother and Child” was fully intended to be a full abstract, sorta like my wrecked watercolor on paper that’s been my most viewed on Fine Art America 2 weeks running (Abstract Study 1), sorta like it in the sense it wasn’t supposed to have a figure (or 2) in it. But once I did the initial lay-in, there they were, 2 vague but discernible figures, one very young, and one probably feeling very young at heart – what all that’ll mean for me in the long run, is probably kinda like why I like the soft-rough vintage white bordering on the canvas around my painting, meaning, it’s gonna have to be something I’ll figure out in time ❤️
Take care everyone! If you have a good problem, the challenge is to go ahead and enjoy it 💕
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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! 😊