Although I try to save my paint, there is always some leftover on my palette after each painting session. I don’t want to wipe it away just like that. Those colors are well mixed so I think I may upcycle it and paint with it. The only problem is that the color and amount of leftover paint is unpredictable. So I decide to go with abstract patterns.
It takes several sessions to cover a blank canvas with leftover paint. When I feel it is enough on the canvas, I use gold paint to do some line works. So this is the only color that I do control, gold. In the beginning I have no idea what shape should I paint. I try everything a little bit. Solid dots, circles, triangles, blocks, stripes etc. The more I paint, the more I understand my own preference.
I like clean and clear color shapes and patterns. I can’t smudge different colors into each other like some abstract paintings. Don’t get me wrong, I love those abstract paintings. It is just something my hands and brushes can’t do. I am more of a “stained glass” or “mosaic” type. 😀
After these five paintings I made #6 a little bit different. For #6 I use scrap linen canvas from the Japanese Yuzen style hexagon painting project. Details will be in another post once I get the final high resolution photo. Not every upcycle piece is successful, I discard one after putting on the gold line work.
I hope you enjoy this upcycle paint series. ❤