So, I am still on my same schedule. About four bad paintings to every one good painting. I wish I could break this routine. Last night, after working all day, I looked at what I was doing, and became frustrated. I started thinking all my work was terrible, and I should try something different with my life. So, I got out my huge stack of paintings (I have a large stack) and started to go through them again. This stack dated back about 15 years. And as I went through, I saw some really terrible work. Paintings that I had been proud of at one time. I even had some of these framed at one time, and on display. But, as I went through, I did see some paintings that I still really like, and think are good. I should go back and see if my four-to-one ratio has always been in effect. I wish I knew why some paintings work out, and some don't. I use the same brushes and paints, and paper, and paint in the same place. What makes the difference? Is it my mood, or what I am listening to, or my enthusiasm for the subject?
So, I looked at some of the pictures I really like. It felt good to see some quality. Now, I just need to figure out what to do with them all.