This is the steps that I took after I washed off a piece of blue Ampersand pastel Paper, I think it was blue. I wash off certain papers and am usually able to reclaim some portion of the paper for minis or smaller matted pieces. But in this case I use the whole washed off piece of paper.You know we artists just can't bring ourselves to through away a good piece of paper just because our attempt at a painting failed.
You can see that the failed painting was in a vertical format, a painting of trees, I reoriented the paper horizontally so as not to be influenced by the ghost image left behind from the wash off.
You can see the trees on the left still visible.My photo reference to the right. the photo was taken at a several thousand acre farm that plants this huge field of sunflowers.I painted there with some friends and also took some photo references. It was so exciting to see their cheery faces move with the sun.
This is the finished painting, I was pleased with the result.