The dried up paint previously mixed on my palette is peeled off during the cleaning process. Enthralled by the beauty each piece offered, I couldn't bare to throw them in the trash. They were works of art themselves. The collection grew over time, eagerly anticipating what they would become. "Morning Light" was born. She was the accumulation of all the paint chips saved up since my decision to leave my job and dive into the art world. She is made up of leftover paint used to create other art during that time. Every subsequent paint chip piece was an accumulation of chips representing the next era along my path as an artist.
The process of collecting enough paint chips takes time, but it has been worth the wait.
Photos by Michelle Robertson