There is an interesting response that sometimes happens when an artist or art student really dislikes their painting in progress. Letting go of expectations (well, it’s a mess anyway), suddenly they put in some bold strokes of colour. The painting takes on a new life and can quickly move toward one that is not just likeable, but actually very good! It doesn’t happen every time, but is worth a try. Next time you think a painting is unredeemable, why not pull out all the stops? There’s nothing to lose, and there could be a lot to gain.