Ah, unlucky number 13. Seems fitting for today’s piece. The informal theme I choose for this challenge was growth because I wanted to push myself into trying new things and yes, growing my skills somewhat. This is one of those “push it and see what happens” pieces and it’s just not working for me as a whole.
There are things I like about it such as using the hard edge of a ruler to pull paint around rather than just using a brush. I’ll be exploring that again. I dug out some foam letters I’d bought at the dollar store once to try some printing but that part didn’t work as I would have liked. Still, it was fun to experiment with. I worked in layers, letting each one dry in-between although with gouache, that wasn’t as effective as it could have been.
Still, I just fine it hard to create “pure” abstracts like this without any structure at all. I struggle with the results and don’t find them appealing to look at. Yet if someone else were to do something similar, I have no problems enjoying the artwork. Not sure why that is.
Day 13 – “Alphabet Soup”
Gouache and marker on paper
8″ x 8″