I do paintings in layers. Without my layers there isn’t much there. What are the layers. Not just a bunch of paint I smushed on there for effect. They are paintings that for one reason or another were not worthy enough to stay alive. I paint over them. If I can stand to do it I figure they must not be good enough.
The only problem with that is I kill a lot of good paintings and it leaves me sick that I made such a rash decision. So the underpainting might be another really good one that got killed. The many lives of my girls can be seen if you look just under the surface. I think it makes them way more interesting to look at.