I’m doing a new experiemental piece using red onions. I lay sliced red onions on unprimed canvas, cover it with plastic, and wait a few weeks or so until the whole thing turns moldy. During the waiting period, I hope that bugs and mildew don’t get to it. Some bugs will eat right through the cotton, and mildew leaves unsightly black marks. The end result is the imprint of the onions on the canvas in earth tones. It can be very beautiful, or not. Here’s the “before” picture:
It will be several weeks before I can show you the end result.
Is it a painting if you don’t use paint? It’s on canvas like a painting, and will be stretched like a painting, but the colors come from stains, not pigments. Is that considered painting?