This little 5x7 inch oil painting is one of my recycle wonders. My receycled wonders are paintings that don't initially turn out to my satisfaction, so I cover the painting with left over paint from my palette. I let the paint dry and eventually paint something new over the top of the old painting. There are wonderful textures and interestingly colored surfaces left from the previous work and paint over. It provides a great freedom. I'm never worried about whether it will turn out or not. These little recycled wonders are spontaneous and delightful. Today's recycle wonder represents some beautiful autumn trees on the edge of a lake at night. The brilliance of the trees is particularly striking in contrast to the darkness of the surroundings. It was a pleasure to create and I'm quite satisfied with the results. Sometimes I think all of my paintings should be created this way.
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