Originally Posted by fedetony
I suppose this is the correct way when you work in oils since they take a lot of time to dry properly. So in the meanwhile you advance in other matters. I mainly use acrylics so put all my effort into a single piece and do not stop until finished. If I stop before, I loose interest and then will stay there forever.
I'm like you Federico, I quickly lose interest in them as I paint too. It is usually when they inevitably start to go south though. lol Having a few of them sitting around in various stages staring you in the face that you can pick up on is great for shifting gears mentally. Often times, I will know something is wrong with a painting, but can't quite put my finger on it. Then, like a week later upon a quick glance you see what seems like the obvious problem and can fix it. Perseverance pays off I think. Sometimes 20 or 30 hrs can be saved by 15 minutes at the end if you know exactly what's wrong with the thing.
(then again sometimes not, some are beyond saving!)