Somethings just don't work out. Here are two examples:
I never wanted to accurately paint a tree in either case. But my original intentions for both of these pieces are buried under layers and layers of paint. (I'm sure you can tell which works these became.)
I'm letting these trees stand, but I'm going to keep swinging my ax 'til I get me a fine log!, said Ms. Environmental Steward raised at the feet of Paul Bunyon.
As my hero Diebenkorn said, "Attempt what is not certain," and "Be careful only in a perverse way."