25-28 /30 January Paintings | “Message in a Bottle”

By | January 28, 2017

Paintings 25-28, 30 paintings in 30 days.

I really wanted to catch up on my paintings, so I can legitimately say that I completed 30 paintings in 30 days by the end of this challenge. So I did a tetraptych today—4 paintings that become one larger painting.

It’s been hard to decide what I want to paint, as I think about how liberal I want to be with my theme of “writing.” Everyone has had ideas for me this month, and while I like them as ideas in general, they don’t always fit with my perception of my theme. Either that, or I prefer to come up with my own ideas. Yeah, it must be the latter, because today’s picture isn’t so much about “writing” in the sense of writing a novel, which has been my main approach to the theme. And as you know, if you’ve seen other paintings of mine this month, there have already been those that don’t fit the “novel” interpretation as closely.

Anyway, this is all a ramble, slowing you down from the main point of this post, which is to see the pictures that catch me up to day #28 of this 30 day challenge.

I started with 2 blank canvases and 2 canvases that had leftover paint on them. I pretty much painted over them all completely. Here is the process.

(Pictures are large, and may take awhile to load.)

Beginning canvases

Beginning canvases

Painting over everything

Painting over everything

Everything but the bottle and the message

Everything but the bottle and the message

Top half

Top half

Bottom half

Bottom half

Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

 

P.S. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings is “writing”.


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