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Pencil, watercolor, gesso on paper, with digital enhancing.

I think I have about 100 small, unfinished drawings/watercolors in a pile on my art table. Most get abandoned because I get stuck and don’t know what to do next. I set them aside, hoping that if I revisit them later with fresh eyes, I can save them.

I’m not so very sure about that. It’s happened only a couple of times. I think the revisits don’t often work because there is something fundamentally “wrong” with them that causes me to lose interest part-way through in the first place.

(For example, in the above little painting it was a composition issue; I used Photoshop to obscure another creature that wasn’t working as well.)

What to do with all of these failed/in-process/potential pieces?

I’m not sure. I can’t seem to get rid of them, though!