I've had a black and white image sitting in my "TiaPaint" folder for ages. It would hover every time I looked into starting a new painting. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to get it out of my system. Now I know that, at least for me, this is not a good enough reason to do a painting. I've got to be excited about it, to look forward to it, to excitedly strategize about how to attack it. This did none of those things.
Still, I slogged through it, painting in all the little sections that make this fit together. It was a discipline, not a joy. Did I learn something? Yep. I learned more about the benefits of being inspired and excited. An image calling me in my folder is not enough to compel me to paint it anymore.
I'm so glad this one is done, and I don't even love it that much.