My original idea for this post was thwarted by formatting problems, the likes of which I have never seen before. If I were an HTML pro, I could probably figure it out, but I'm not...so that post will have to wait.
Instead, another one that has never been posted on my website, and never will....it got trashed a few years ago, shortly after this picture was taken. Usually I'm right in taking such drastic measures, but now I kind of wish I had hung on to it and seen it through - never did finish the branch coming out of the water. It's a creek scene from a photograph I took in Florida, probably about 30" x 40" or larger.....I liked the reflections and was happy with that part, but evidently unhappy with others. Just exactly what, I'm not sure. Probably felt it had gotten too dark, which is often my downfall in unsuccessful pieces. Anyway, some paintings take weeks, months, or years before you figure out what needs to be done, and I didn't give this one a chance. Destroying work can be a very cleansing, liberating sensation....I highly recommend it, but the practice can be taken too far.