Thursday, October 26, 2006


Cacophany, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is what I call a waste paper painting. It starts out with me painting backgrounds on 5x7 sheets of paper. I place them on the canvas when I paint and use the canvas to catch the excess paint. That makes a series of right angles and lines in various colors. Then I start filling in areas with various colors, patterns and doodles.

I used to just use paper or cardboard as background paper to paint on. Then it would usually hang around my studio and I'd add to it. It started looking better than the paintings I was actually working on sometimes. So I started using canvas.

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