I have decided to paint with acrylic medium, as previously, and keep the same color palette of orange, blue, and white, in order to stay within the limit of three changes. The work is in progress with still a journey ahead until it is complete. I have the canvas surface prepared with most of the application of the additional material while mapping out the composition.
From there I began some painting of beginning layers. During the painting process I will apply additional layers and shapes that will be formed from the existing shapes shown here. This is similar to how the first painting's composition was formatted.
I am currently experimenting with deconstructing denim into a form that can be added into the paint. I am hoping to break it down as far as a pigment that can be added to a clear acrylic base, making denim paint. Not sure how this work, but will post my results after further testing. I have already shredded it down to strands of threads which are being added to the surface while painting to see what new shapes will evolve, and then incorporate those into the composition.
Lately, I have been stumped concerning how this will be displayed when it is complete. Currently there is not a frame, and I would not want to merely nail it to the wall. I was looking into a way to mount it using magnets such as seen before with works on paper, though fear that the canvas is to heavy for those type of magnets. I would need to use larger magnets in order for them to be strong enough, but would need to find a way to attach the magnets to the wall. I am thinking of attaching them to a wooden 2"x2" bar which would hang on the wall, and then the magnets mounted to the back of the canvas could attach to magnets on the wooden bar. In result, the canvas should float away from the wall, only being attached at the top edge. This will also allow the finished work to be transported easier as it could be removed from the bar and then loosely rolled. I may have to result to using hooks instead of magnets, though I am hoping the magnets will work as I think it would give the finish work a better presentation.
Countdown to critique is in 15 days! I am feeling an "Oh Crap!" moment of pressure as there is still so much to be done. A lot of art can happen in fifteen days, so there is hope to win this challenge, but will I finish it before it finishes me? Stay tuned.
10/07/2015 update.... almost done.... 5 more days... I think I'm going to make it!