I continued the 40 Day Creativity Experiment this week by adding one layer per day to my humble paper bag canvas.
(You can see days 1-8 here.)
This challenge is going to be harder than I thought. How can I possibly keep adding to a single piece for this many days? I got to a point this week where I was starting to like it but then it started feeling precious, and I was afraid to mess it up. I took a deep breath and reminded myself that it's just craft paint on a grocery bag, and since I've documented every step of the way, I could easily recreate the parts I liked at a later date.
So here we go with this week's progress.
When last you saw this painting, it looked like this:
Day 9: I used some copper paint to stencil more circles, slightly off center to the gessoed circles.
The photo makes it look kind of orange. Here's a detail shot: it's a nice shimmery copper paint.
Day 10: scribbled some brown circles with oil pastel
Day 11: rubbed some brown paint over the areas of text to obscure them more.
Day 12: flung some burnt umber paint all over it.
Day 13: even though I kind of liked where this was going, I realized I would never make it to 40 days unless I added more layers. Radical layers. I rolled on some gesso with a brayer to push back some of the bright spots.
Day 14: I stamped various size circles in teal paint and then sprayed water on them to make them drip a little.
Day 15: I tore strips of a paper lunch bag and glued them down
And that's where it stands as of right now.
I really don't have any kind of plan here, but I've got 25 more days to figure something out.