So set that part aside. A few months back I attended an interior design association meeting presented by a paint company. They were presenting the color combinations they saw as the colors for 2019. They presented everyone in attendance with a color book with five themes. I liked the theme they called “Wanderer”, since my wife is one (a wanderer.) it occurred to me that she might like the finished product if it was in her color pallet. (She didn’t).
So I had a frame, a canvas ( steel wool and all), and a color pallet). So I got started. I mixed the colors and started painting around and over what was already there. The original on the canvas wasn’t good, but it was a fully painted canvas. I have a process I call “ burnishing”. I suspected a lot of artists do something similar, but I didn't learn it anywhere, I just started “burnishing” some areas of some paintings (“Burnished Gold”, "Burnished Copper”, and “Rusty Auto Parts”.) It involves painting an area and then quickly wiping off the paint, “burnishing”. It allows the colors and textures underneath to show through more or less, depending.