Goodbye, old paintings. It is funny how much I liked you when I first painted you, enough to keep you in my closet for this long, I suppose. But now it is time to return you to the pristine white ground you once were, ready for something newer, more exiting, and hopefully much, much better!
I have kept some of these old things around for so long, it surprised me that I felt nothing for them as I covered them with a new layer of gesso (the usable ones), or in the case of one dented and moldy canvas, ripped it off the stretcher bars and threw it in the dumpster. They were all student work, but I was once so proud of them. Now I am just really exited to have a bunch of new painting surfaces!