IMG_3655The time it takes me to finish a painting varies greatly. It is important for me to know at the end of any given painting session, whether I have made real progress and what my next priorities are moving forward.  When I was working on my last figurative painting, “Dana”(see my last blog post) I began the practice of taking a photo  at the end of each session which includes a marker noting the date.  This not only helps me avoid the frustration that I inevitably feel  while my ultimate vision is still far down the road, but also allows me to set up a palette of acrylics that targets the aspect of the image that I need to work on next.  Why didn’t I think of this sooner?