The "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge is officially over, but I did one more bonus painting for the 31st of January. My plan was to paint this on masa paper which I have rarely used. I followed the instructions but I must have done something wrong because I didn't get any of the "batik-like" effect I should have. I think I may have let the paper soak for too long and lost the hard folds that absorb the paint. The paper did give me a soft sort of textured look to the painting, but not the result I was after. I am hoping to do work more on masa next month as well as on yupo. If I am saying it here in print, maybe that will force me to actually do it instead of procrastinating about it.
This was done from a photo I took in Maine at sunset. It is 8 x 10.
Even though the challenge is over you can still look back at the work posted on Leslie Saeta's blog.