I'm working on a new painting which is actually an old painting that I am re-working. I now apply a new technique to paintings that I didn't like but did not want to discard. A great deal of experimentation and discovery has gone into this process. I used to get so discouraged and frustrated with paintings I was working on, I slashed the canvas with a knife, never wanting to lay eyes on it again....wish I had those canvases to rework. Attempting to put gesso over a previously used canvas is very difficult, if you want to achieve a smooth surface. But, now I find the unevenness of the canvas has many advantages. Van Gogh worked on jute at times which gave the surface a rougher texture and greater absorbance. This all makes painting even more of a challenge while extending the possibilities.