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Leftover Paint Background

by Jim Parsons
(Gold Coast, Qld.)

Buddha and Hibiscus

Buddha and Hibiscus

When I have finished painting for the day, I scrape up unused paint and put it in a jar with a little bit of water. Some times it turns out to be mud, but sometimes it's not too bad. I decided to cover a canvas which I had used to practice brush strokes on, and using my left overs, I ended up with a fairly good green which covered well. Had no idea what to paint so I started dabbling with burnt umber and ended up with a Buddha. I then decided to leave him rough, but to put in a hibiscus flower and leaves which will have more detail. Not finished yet but I had to submit something so that Frankie wouldn't hassle this space.

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Oct 01, 2013
Don't mess with success!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I think it is so interesting just as it is. I wouldn't touch a thing it would just lose something if you added anything.

Aug 31, 2013
Less is more ... NEW
by: Jane

Lovely painting ... and a happy accident with the left over paint. I like its simplicity and the juxtaposition of the hot red flower interacting with the cool green.

This is perhaps a case of less is more and you run the risk of spoiling it ...

Just a thought but what support is it painted on? I could really see this painting hung on an outside wall in a shady arbour or under a stylish veranda surrounded by bamboo plants

Aug 30, 2013
spiritial NEW
by: Pamela

fabulous work of art

Aug 29, 2013
Very Zen and Moody Painting - Love It. NEW
by: Frankie

Hi Jim,

Can't wait to see what else you do with this one! Sorry to hassle you, but you gotta admit, it's a little bit fun! You never know who's watching too.

Cheers Jim ;)

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