most of the time i paint over paintings. layer one: i spew negative feelings or emotions, such as i did in this piece entitled “she never had a chance”. layer two (or three or five or nine): i paint happier/prettier things over them. i don’t know if it’s because i’m trying to pretty up the ugly or if i think people would prefer the pretty over the ugly. today, i’m not going to paint over my “ugly”. maybe i’ll even start sharing some of the “paintings under my paintings” or perhaps i’ll just, one day, stop painting over them all together.