Acrylic - 8 ½" x 7 ¼"
The paint for this came from a leftover palette. Most of the earth tones had dried up but the blues, turquoises, and greens looked okay. When I saw the pattern they made on the paper covering the container, I set aside my intended project to work on what I saw in my mind's eye—a roiling sea complete with a giant serpent.
Unfortunately, in that creative rush I failed to document my initial inspiration, but this was truly both a Leftover and a Palette Gremlin.