I just discovered that the September 2015 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days, sponsored by Leslie Saeta has just begun. I must have missed the notice in my in-box. Today is Day One so you still have time to create a painting for today or for any of the next 30 days.
Leslie is creating abstract paintings for the challenge. Recently, I've begun to explore abstract paintings in my Art Journal. So I think I'll work on some abstract paintings too. At least for the beginning of the challenge.
I completed this art piece today. Originally, I was going to stay with a black & white theme. Then I decided to add some diluted violet acrylic ink over most of the piece.
I don't know if I'll produce 30 paintings but I'm going to give it my best. Are you in?
I do not often work with acrylic inks. But today I covered a page in my moleskine art journal with some deep blue acrylic ink. I added some designs with the stencil that I used yesterday and purple pigment ink.
Next, I pasted down some strips of tissue paper on the page - and added more stencil designs. I may keep the page as it is - or add an accent embellishment.
During a recent shopping trip, I discovered a bottle of acrylic craft paint in a caramel color. This shade of paint seemed to be a new product. I just knew that I had to experiment with the color.
I began the background of my art journal page with the caramel paint mixed with some white acrylic paint. To get some texture going, I rubbed in some dark brown PanPastels. I then added some stamping and stencils to the page.
I think I'll do some more experimenting with the carmel paint.