Thursday, December 26, 2013

Recycling Bad Paintings

I'm experimenting with recycling some of my older bad oil paintings which are on hardboard into pastel surfaces. I decided to try covering up the paintings with my homemade pastel grit recipe. I had enough of my clear recipe and the black recipe to coat two boards with two layers.

I covered the lower left with the black and the right hand panel with the clear.

Here is the clear panel (upside down), along side a thumbnail. The thumbnail is older and I really don't remember what the reference was. So since I was experimenting, I thought this would be a good beginning for this pastel painting.
 Work in progress:

 Here is the palette I used:
And the final painting - I'm not sure I liked the feeling of this recipe on this hard surface. Soon, I will try the black panel for another painting and will post it here then.


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Not knowing anything about pastels, do you always place the pastels you are using in a separate area? Makes sense so that you could pick it up again without having to hunt and hunt for it. Maybe I answered my own question….

Nancy L. Vance said...

Yes, Nancy. I have so many pastels that it would be hard to find it again if I put one back. See my post near the end of October "Procrastination" to see what I mean!