I've been learning a lot over the course of the last few paintings I've done. Such as you can't make every piece precious. I started out believing that everything I do should be good enough for the portfolio; if it is wasn't, then I had failed somehow. But I'm finding that's not necessarily going to be true, and that's okay.
There are parts of this piece that I like. Parts I don't. Parts that should have been planned better. It could use a little more work, but I'm already thinking about the next thing.
Onward and upward!