Leftover Paint – Acrylic on Canvas – 40x50cm (approx. 16×19.5 inches)
I know I talked about using leftover paint many times. I think this is one of the first paintings I have created using leftover paint. I thought I might have posted a photo or did a blog post about it, but I couldn’t find anything to give you a before photo. Anyway, I painted this many years ago and it has been sitting on a dresser, unfinished and unvarnished. I am not even sure if this canvas had an unsuccessful painting on it before I started slapping the paint on. As you can see, there is a lot of texture on the canvas as I must have prepped it with some sort of texture paste beforehand.
I remember just using the leftover paint that I had and then adding more and more until I got the painting above. It isn’t supposed to be anything. I just really liked the colors and how they went together. As I said, this painting was just lying around and I decided to finish it off. Since I first made the painting, I have acquired more products and learned more techniques. So, after painting the sides a deep turquoise, I used glazing liquid and fluid paint to jazz the colors up a bit.
I also gave it an isolation coat and a final coat of varnish which makes it nice and shiny. Here is where it lives now.
Technically, this is the first painting of 2019! 🙂