When I started painting "more seriously" I created many paintings that I either didn't like or that were hideous. I usually would put them away and come back to them weeks or even months later. If I still didn't like them I decided to "recycle" them.
This fate was met by the painting that is lying beneath this mixed media painting of a young woman. I don't quite remember which painting it used to be, I only know that it was the face of a woman and it turned out awful. I tried to like it, but didn't succeed. So I decided to paint over it - this was the first (but not last) time that I recycled a painting this way. What I do remember is that I used little daisy paper die cuts for the hair - in this photo you can clearly see them (the old painting used to be in portrait mode, not landscape).
This second face, that I am sharing with Nicole's Friday Face Off, turned out much more to my liking. In fact, it was the first face I painted that I really liked. I had some of those paper daisies leftovers and used them in her hair - it kind of ties the old and new together. This painting was done in 2013.