Yes, we’ve reached one third of the way through Leslie Saeta’s 30-in-30 painting challenge. Yay! I’ve only completed 8/10 paintings but I’m still considering this a success so far. I’m trying some new things out for fun, playing around with techniques and styles, and overall enjoying myself quite a bit, and what is art for but to provide enjoyment?
Today’s piece builds off of day 8’s “String Theory” (and I’ve imaginatively named this one “String Theory II”) by using threads soaked with colors to bleed onto the page. This time though, I didn’t create a full background but let the white of the page come through. That is also one of my weaknesses. Just as I have troubles with deep dark colors, I don’t allow the white/negative spaces to come through as much as I maybe should. The blue colors along the edges is a result of the tape I reused having some turquoise paint left on it and that bleeding out, which goes well with the rest of what I was doing.
I was actually pretty tempted to stop at the watercolors when I took this in-progress pic
But once I started adding the pen lines and then went back to add the white ink lines (which I need to practice applying more, or get a better nib), I think the piece really came together. Or I could be deluding myself, who knows, lol! 😉
Day 10 – “String Theory II”
Watercolor, pen, white ink on paper
6.5″ x 8.5″