Last week I sanded down some reject paintings so I could reuse the canvas. Predictably most of them didn’t look any better sanded than they had looked before sanding, but four of them look amazing!
I never know what’s underneath a painting because I forget. Sometimes it turns out that I have reused that canvas three, four, or even more times, and then things get really interesting when I sand.
I think of sanding as a type of excavation — I’m digging into the past history of the piece and seeing what’s there. It’s like being an archaeologist of art. I never know what I’ll find.
Below are the four sanded paintings that I think look good. I’ve added them to my “Transformation” series of work. Click on the images for more information about each piece.
“Shifting Perspectives,” 20 x 20 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“Healing Power,” 18 x 18 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“Mystery Within,” 18 x 18 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“Ascension,” 30 x 15 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
Sanding has become one of my favorite things to do! I love the unexpected, when it’s a happy accident.
What surprises have enchanted you lately? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,