..... Why not just keep everything you paint? I'll tell you why, it's an energy drain to have scads of mediocre paintings just taking up space. It's been time consuming to sort through 100's of efforts, making decisions about what to deep-six and what to keep, but I'm pleased to report that I am 3/4's of the way through the project and I'll be finished tomorrow. (I've started this project several times and this time I am going to see it through). The painting above is one I'll keep. I painted it at Crystal Springs. There is a lot about it that makes no real sense, but something enigmatic about it demanded ........"keep".
(Bottom) Some of my endless stacks of practice paintings