Ever since I discovered that I can paint over old paintings..I really like doing it. It is amazing to me how the painting beneath can show through, lending itself to the new version.
I found a painting of fellow artist Quin Sweetman that I did during a life painting session (scroll down to the very end of this post to see it). It's a so-so painting and it doesn't do her justice at all. Today I turned that old Quin painting upside down and painted over it. Using a photo reference, I painted this new person (wearing sunglasses). In our art discussion group recently we had a conversation about painting with suggestion, utilizing more lost and found edges. We also talked about painting just for fun..without rhyme or reason. I had both these ideas in mind as I painted this. I photographed the stages to show the transformation from old painting..to new. I'm just going to leave the new painting just as it is. So, goodbye, old Quin (I have some other better paintings of her)...and hello Hollywood.