What does one do with a painting that is not working? You can throw it in the garbage or you can let it incubate. You can cover it with gesso or you can cover it with collage. The painting above was an unfinished demonstration of tropical nature. I washed off the paint leaving a ghost image, dried it, turned it upside down and used it as a substrate for the drawing of Jeff's portrait. His amber colored eyes were the inspiration for using the substrate that had been incubating for quite some time. The painting is done in transparent watercolors.