The Transformative Powers of Cheesecloth

Last year I hosted an art party. It had been a long winter and I wanted to see some friends and do something fun. So I set out a long table with two painting panels on it and palettes of paint. I invited people (many of whom were non artists) to make random marks of color on the canvas, with the idea that I would "finish" the painting. Well, I haven't done that yet.  Here's where it was left at:

It's a little on the bright side because we were using pure pigment right out of the tube. I want to subdue some colors but don't want to obscure all the marks that were made at the party. I had the idea of hanging cheese cloth over the painting to get a sense of glazing. In a sense, it's like slipcovering your paintings.  

This was fun.  It gives me ideas of what I might do.  

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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