Instead of using the Gallery Flambeau to get rid of a sub-par oil study, I painted over it.
I started with a fairly thin, dry scumble to partially cover the old paint. Then I drew the new subject with a brush. Then shadows, halftones, reflected light, and background.
Painting a new study of an old one is an old tradition. Sargent did it often with his oil landscapes. One reason for doing this (apart from being a cheapskate and reusing old panels) is that the old painting suggests random colors and textures that are fun to build over.
One caution. For finished work, it’s not really conservationally sound because of the risks of pentimenti, but it’s OK for studies.
This was a sample demo for my recent workshop on painting in colored light.
Previously: Painting in Colored Light