Goose Rocks Beach, 2013, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inchesSooner than expected I put the finishing touches on this painting. Honestly I didn't think I would ever complete it since I had started work on it close to two years ago on a smaller canvas. The proportions were more square, and after a while something about it didn't seem right, and so I put it away, unfinished, looking sad like an unwanted child against the corner. As part of my new year's resolution to finish paintings I had started long ago, and believe me there are many, I set the small canvas on the easel and it hit me right away that I was trying jam everything in the wrong canvas. Well there goes another painting to the trash! Before trashing it, I had made up my mind that the painting needed to be restarted on a fresh canvas with the right proportions. I think it was the best choice since everything about this specific piece became more enjoyable to work on after that. Now it's time to keep plowing and finish other paintings that are patiently waiting in line.