Instead of throwing unsuccessful pieces in the trash, I will sometimes paint over them. Usually don't have any subject planned; i just start covering up the old painting with random color. in both of these pieces I coulc sense water and gossamer sail boats.
"Calm Before the Storm" - 20" x 20" acrylic on paper bonded to a 1.5 deep cradle with sides painted black
"Regatta" - 12" x 12" acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas