Every once in a while I will paint over a painting that I feel is not as good as my new work. Many people have freaked out and said that if I needed a new canvas they would just buy me one. But that is not the point. If I can stand to paint over a painting then it is not as good as I thought originally.
Some paintings I would never paint over no matter how long it takes to sell. I would even go so far as to say that if I can do it, then I should do it. Even though there have been occasions that people have wanted to buy an old painting and now it has been painted over. That is just the way it goes.
There have been a few that I miss now and wish I had not killed them. One such painting comes to mind. It is this one you are looking at now. I miss her and wish I still had her around. I think other artists do this too and would love to hear from any that have done this.