This is the finished painting that I was working on in my video oil painting tutorial and it's also the piece that I was tearing my hair out over about a year ago. It looks so tiny on the internet, but it's longer than some people are tall!
Georges Goguen, director of the CBC Gallery took this picture of me beside it. Now you have a better idea of the size. Proportion wise, it's a piece that would go over a couch.
Painting big takes bigger arm movements and more physical energy than painting small and that's why it took me awhile to get back to this piece.
It was appropriate that this painting had so many dead ends, starting over points, and layers upon layers upon layers. My usual squares that symbolize guidance are less obvious. All of this suggests that not everything is or should be black and white.