No Paint Left to Dry

"Just a drop not a lot" is a saying us teachers like to use when talking to students about the proper paste usage. But I've been trying to live by this saying when applying amounts of paint to my palate. I get super frustrated when I don't use up all my paint. So something that I've started to do is make color swatches with the leftover paint to use as backgrounds for drawings/paintings to come in my sketchbook. I love the freedom it allows me to just get a little abstract and gestural! I challenge you to think of other ways to make use of extra paint that has not dried up yet!! I'd love to hear it!

 Leftover paint #1

Leftover paint #1

 Leftover paint #2

Leftover paint #2

 Pen and ink sketch drawn on top of leftover paint page #2 

Pen and ink sketch drawn on top of leftover paint page #2