I really love teaching. For one reason it helps to keep me actively painting. Though, I’m often compelled to complete and or fix every painting I start as a demonstration. I’ll overwork something that would best be sent to recycling.
A friend suggested I keep a decent picture frame handy. When I can’t seem to finish the painting and keep noodling on it, I’ll view it in the frame, be surprised and declare it done or cover the canvas with a new coat of gesso.
If I’m surprised I’ll get another frame for that painting and keep my “magic frame” to check out future work.
And don’t forget to sign it.