|"FIVE OF A KIND"|
This was a lesson I had everyone try in my acrylics class. I asked if they had any unsuccessful watercolors at home. Amazingly, they all did! LOL They were not going to try again to work on the failed painting, but rather USE the underlying colors as an under painting for something new.
They had to turn their original painting upside down and add texture with acrylic modeling paste. When that was dry, they were to paint transparently and opaquely OVER the underlying image.
Next they were to use "corners" to locate an appealing abstract composition, OR use a paper pattern of something like leaves, pears, cups, fish, etc and add these images to the painting.
We called the original failed paintings "dogs." Some of the dogs were transformed into successful paintings. Others, went from being one kind of dog to another. Great fun.
This is my "dog" - there is a landscape painting underneath that was quite dreadful. I like the way this one turned out. For purchase information on this 9x12 painting, please click here to go to my website.