A few weeks ago I jumped back into painting and signed up for another painting course.
I like to paint with acrylics and I'm currently taking a painting course from Alesha Davies Fowlie - she's great! I've taken a few painting courses over my many years but I've learned so much from her in such a short span of time it's insane and, most importantly, it's been a lot FUN!
This week's assignment was to bring in a 'shit painting' or a canvas you're about ready to chuck in the bin 'so that we can make abstract masterpieces from them.'
'Yeah, right,' I thought and decided to make it challenging and take to the course something uber-ugly; a canvas that I've been using to get rid of excess paint from brushes:
Ain't it pretty?
But after two hours of playing with a t-square, bits of rice paper and various acrylic paints, mediums and gels, I ended up with this:
I realise it might not be to everyone's taste but I fucking love it!
It was so fun to do and difference from 'shit painting' to something expressive and, imo, visually interesting is amazing to me.
I just need to paint the side bits of the canvas and sign it. Oh and give it a name. Any suggestions?