Why you don't throw a mistake out

Originally posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013

As funds have been tight for buying new canvas or more resin, I've been finding a lot of inspiration in what were shelved projects, mistakes, or stuff that was pretty much about to be thrown out. Recent examples...

....and this one where I had painted a panel of resin encasing a canvas.  It sat to the side for a long time when I then started to strip off the old paint, and added a picture I really love of my niece and nephew.  

....for this I had a couple plywood panels I'd been paint while out of canvas, but I didn't really know what to do with them.  I liked them fine alone, but just didn't feel they were interesting.  I had these resin castings that didn't really turn out and I didn't know what to do with, then the idea came. Put the resin between the boards making it look sort of like they were being pulled apart. 

At the end of it, what was close to trash has become a couple art projects I'm really quite proud of.