Taking a look back at work from your last couple years is an amazing way to see with fresh eyes what seems to be working in our paintings and perhaps even find a missed oppurtunity or two. Doing this digitaly in a photo shop envirement so you can freely experiment with color, light, cropping, and framing might inspire the blue print for your next masterpiece.
But then I have to remind myself that how each person responds to art is in their mind not my mind. I can’t presume to truly understand what people think when they look at art.
Verbal feed back from people who like my work or better yet buy it; might have some interesting insights. To believe I know what others think is just egos assumption.
So at least once a year I ask myself this question: Do we create art for ourselves or others?