Here is a little story.
I felt like painting, so I got out an 18″x18″ board already prepared with textured gesso. I did not have any ideas as to what to paint but I felt the need to paint, so I started in. Over the next couple of weeks I kept going back to this painting and you can see it’s been many things. Finally I got tired of it and declared it finished.
I do wander a lot in my painting – there is nothing like a plan in anything I do, and even if there is a glimmer of one, well, it usually gets wiped out by some new idea as I’m going along. This painting was more wandery than usual. And I don’t care. It’s finished, good or bad, and I’m doing something else now.
Think about it. I got to paint about 5 different compositions and I only used one surface. If nothing else, I enjoyed myself at a bargain price.