I just started a new Self Portrait for this Summer which I think I can finish in about 3-5 days. I'm really excited about starting it! I abandoned the painting of my house because it just wasn't working, which is part of the process. I don't like to leave work unfinished and I'll only finish a work if it's a commission. But if it's a painting for myself, I don't mind abandoning it and learning what went wrong.
It's kind of like when I start reading a book that I might not enjoy. It's a tricky balance because I have to decide if I should push through it or is it a complete waste of time. I can't quantify my reasoning for abandoning a project, but if my gut tells me that it's going no where, then I'll start a new project. Never give up unless you know what to do next.
This self portrait is going really well so I'll be finishing this one for sure. I'll post some update shots of it on this blog and on my Instagram.