Daily Archives: July 19, 2009

Recycling a Bad Painting

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Retrieving a PaintingThis was the worst painting – I couldn’t even find a photo of it – and if I did, not sure I would have the courage to share it.  I was reading “The Creative Edge” by Mary Todd Beam last night and I got inspired to try and save this painting.  As Ms Beam says, “it’s so easy to throw away things in our culture, we sometimes don’t think before we toss it out.”  It already looks 100 percent better and all I’ve done is glop on some black and white gesso and blot it away in places.  I like the floating hands in the right bottom corner, sort of reaching out to you.  Tomorrow I will put it on the easel and see what else I can come up with!