This 4’x4′ canvas was another found one brought to me by my brother. It had some serious thick stuff on it, clearly still visible in several places. I liked it. The thick parts really gave it some texture as I painted over it.
“Dusk Marsh” was painted on a piece of plywood. I think it was something I had lying around, or was brought to me by my brother. I avoid using this sort of material now as it can warp over time. Eventually, this will need to be in a frame.
“The Force” is also on plywood. But this is thick plywood.
“Drainpipe” was painted on a piece of a kitchen cabinet.
“Forest Galaxies” was painted on a canvas I found down the street from my house which had been thrown out. I saw value in it, so I took it home, primed it, and started to work on it. It had thick paint on it, some of which cuts through, but I made it my own.
This plant canvas was also a discarded canvas. It had some holes in it which I just painted enough on both sides to seal up. Then I took my chopstick to it, and there you go.
While it’s not ideal, wine boxes can be interesting to paint on. I did a few “bonsai” tree paintings on some wine boxes which I used for planters.
This is a big heavy piece. When my brother brought it by, I thought it was actual marble, but it’s some kind of plastic. Very heavy and thick. I had just bought a big tube of black paint and thought, why not, I’ll use all of it! SQUISH!!
There are several more pieces which were done on “found” material. Currently, I’m working on a series of faces on masonite boards which I believe were shelves at my brothers shop. There’s about 24 of them.