Not sure I remember a tie for most viewed image for a particular week on Fine Art America before, though there were many weeks in the early years I didn’t follow that then. It’s a good indicator I think of what’s catching folk’s eyes, even if no sales jump out from it at the time.
Similarities between the 2 are —
- Both images, seen individually below, with info on related blog posts from before, are both abstracts
- Both are minimalist to some degree or other
- Each one involves surface texture.
- And both use a liberal amount of Light Molding Paste
Interestingly, my application of that molding paste is also how they most differ —
- Though both pieces are “thick”, most of the image of Abstract Minimalism 2 is on top of the light molding paste, while with Yellow Impressionist Abstract 1’s paste is embedded with pigment
- Plus, visually one has color variations, while the other is nearly monochrome
- Additionally, the top figure is in a traditional 18×24, while the bottom image’s in what to me is a mild panorama
- Lasting, for no real reason other than just the way it worked out, the top image’s canvas is a regular 3/4″ stretched canvas, while the bottom image is on a 1.5 inch gallery wrap canvas
So below, I’ve included Fine Art America links to each co-winner 😊 plus one related blog post link.
- Abstract Minimalism 2 – 18×24 acrylic on Light Molding Paste on canvas, circa Nov 2021
My Related blog post – December 08, 2021 – My New Minimalist Art Experiment, “#AbstractMinimalism 2” – Umpteenth Photo Capture, lol! 3rd Upload Version to #FineArtAmerica! I May Have it!
Fine Art America link – https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/abstract-minimalism-2-felipe-adan-lerma.html
- Yellow Impressionist Abstract 1 – 12×24 acrylic, Light Molding Paste with Heavy Matte Gel on canvas, circa Dec 2021
My Related blog post – December 11, 2021 – A Gift Horse? Maybe! An Experiment I Just Might Expand On – Yellow #ImpressionistAbstract 1
Fine Art America link – https://felipeadan-lerma.pixels.com/featured/yellow-impressionist-abstract-1-felipe-adan-lerma.html
Yellow Impressionist Abstract 1, as I mentioned earlier, is my 1st panoramic in a long while; even if by my standards “mildly panoramic” lol! Ironically, most of my elaborations (experiments) since on this abstract variation have been on small 6×6 squares. I guess I figure I can try out more variations more easily and quickly that way ☺️
Below is a look at my top 12. It’s interesting how some of my earliest (2016) Fine Art America uploads still pop up, and, how my art work is now complimenting my photography work. That feels very good to me 🙏 ❤️
It’d be interesting, ie I’m playing with a for-the-future idea, of trying something like Joan Mitchell’s use of multiple canvases to create a much more extended pano – we’ll see 😊
Joan’s feeling / idea of “carrying landscapes within” her also appeals to me, which, if you look at these 2 abstracts a certain way, sure helps me accept the fact these are “completely” fathomless abstract creations – and might be what frees me back into abstract work in a major way since the early 1980s ( here – here – here ) also mostly in acrylic.
But, with more an idea how my abstracted images are originating.
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Stay well everyone! 💕
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- January 19, 2022 – How I Applied Dianne Mize’s Art Tip, The Visual Path, To My Work-In-Progress, Part 1It began after reading then reblogging Dianne Mize’s most recent art tip, The Visual Path, plus some reading I’ve been doing in The Adjacent Possible, about listening to one’s creative needs and acting on them. I’d already begun a new violet lay-in, destined, I thought, to be called Violet Impressionist Abstract 1; all along the lines of my other mostly-or-all monochromatic impressionist abstract work I’ve posted about ( my red and blue samples further down ).
- January 18, 2022 – Reblog / Review : Working the Painting Language – The Visual Path, via Dianne MizeDianne’s continuing series of tips and samples of painting’s language of line and shapes and so much more, including, as per this reblog of her most current post, The Visual Path, have been a source of inspiration for me for quite a while now, and this is no exception. She provides not only the 2 examples in my header, but an entirely different style image, one from one of my favorite painters, John Singer Sargent, and ties it to the two simpler – yet in principle – similar images top of the page.
- January 17, 2022 – Art Delivery to Cypress Grill Austin for a Creative Arts Society Rotating Member ShowingI’m happy to post I’m placing my 1st piece of art work at a Creative Arts Society member venue in over a year and a half!
- January 16, 2022 – My Most Viewed Image this Past Week @FineArtAmerica, Fantasy Landscape – New 16×20 #LyricalAbstract #AcrylicPaintingFantasy Landscape is currently residing at the Old Bakery & Emporium in downtown Austin across from the Texas State Capital. It’s a super playful acrylic I didn’t realize would be “so much” a landscape as it turned out, lol! All part of the “discovery” process inside each artist, often call the landscape inside, probably in more senses than one, as Joan Mitchell has alluded to.
- January 15, 2022 – New 12×24 Inch #Acrylic Upload @FineArtAmerica – Blue Impressionist Abstract 1Third of my 3 uploaded acrylic color blocks, each 12×24 inches on gallery wrapped canvas, Blue gives me a triad of sorts, the other two paintings being red and yellow. A link to related blog posts is – https://felipeadanlerma.com/?s=Impressionist+abstract I’ve always like panoramas, even in my….
- January 14, 2022 – Painting + Capturing Photos of the Sides of 2 #ImpressionistAbstract Panoramas Accepted by Art for the People Gallery AustinA few posts ago I announced about my art audition for an upcoming show at Austin local gallery, Art for the People, and mentioned I’d had a couple of my Impressionist Abstract panoramas chosen! One, the red version, already had its sides painted, but the newer blue version didn’t, so I got to work right away. Like I tell folks who like hearing ’bout how I put these together, painting the sides almost always takes as long or longer than the painting! Why?
- January 13, 2022 – 2 New Works In-Progress : Good Conversation + Healthy Vines Happy Hearts – #AbstractPainting #LyricalAbstraction #TheAdjacentPossibleWasn’t sure what I wanted to paint this particular day, just really needed to 😊 I’ve been reading a creativity book, The Adjacent Possible; filled with good ideas, one of which emphasizes “just starting.” A concept the author calls zero to 1, which she explains is like this huge leap, from nothing, to something. She says it over and over, all different ways, and I understood it. First intellectually. Then emotionally. And today, physically.
Thanks again, everyone! 😊