Over in the Australian Art Swap Group they are holding a 30 Day Painting Challenge where you work on the same canvas for 30 days. This means that each day you have to add something to the painting and it encourages the painter to not become attached which is similar to the teachings of Intuitive Artist Flora Bowley.
I decided to play along as I wanted to get into my painting a bit more and hubby actually brought me home a new canvas last week even though I told him I would simply go over an old one I wasn’t entirely happy with. The one he brought home was huge bigger than any I have painted before so this would be a challenge in itself.
So today as I began painting and decided that for the 30 day challenge I would paint on two canvases. The new one hubby brought which measures 36 inches x 36 inches and a smaller one (around 1/2 the size) which I painted over very roughly with black gesso allowing some of the old color show through.
I began with some cool tones, my favorite blues and greens and roughly covered in the white space. Then I went back for a second layer filling in some of the left over white space with Purple and Red.
My rough coat of black gesso allowed some red, blue and green to show through from the previous painting, so I then took similar colors an added new detail.
There is quite a few members playing along with this challenge so I encourage you to pop over to the Facebook Group or search the hashtag #aasg30day to see what everyone has been painting and I do hope you will pop back and follow my painting journey here throughout August also.
Thanks for stopping by today!