Sometimes a painting just doesn't work. Colours don't match, shapes are too bold or too small and over painting seems not an option. After lots of time has passed it just doesn't seem right to hold on to it any longer. A good-bye is in order.
The canvas is taken off the wooden frame and discarded. The wooden frame gets a new layer of canvas (I use unbleached cotton) that is stretched and stapled tight on the back.
Gesso is the next step to prepare for a new creative adventure. Old becomes New!