Re-using an Old Canvas

I had an old canvas lying around that I painted using different shades of purple.  I think I painted it a couple of years ago.  It really didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to (how that was supposed to be I really don’t know, but it didn’t) so I put it aside.  So, when I purchased Terry’s Top Tips for Acrylic Artists, by Terry Harrison, I thought I might resurrect this purple painting and try out Terry’s tip on rolling paint with a roller as the effect was very similar to what I already had painted.

The photo of Terry’s finished painting is on the cover of the book and is what I was working on, so I cannot claim this picture as really my own.  His is so much better anyway, but I thank Terry Harrison for the inspiration. 🙂

Acrylic on Canvas - A4
Acrylic on Canvas – A4

As I said, I already had a painting with loads of purple, so I had to add the blues, which I did with a pallet knife. I never used a roller.  I really didn’t take a huge amount of time with this, so I was not particular about the houses and boats.  I think this is a great idea for applying paint when doing a boat scene.  I might try something similar again, but from one of my own photographs next time.