I used to shy away from this practice.  Such a blow to the ego.  But I wasn’t the same artist I was two years ago when I first completed these paintings…

Apple Appearance in 2010

Apple Appearance

‘Apple Appearance’ in 2012. 6×8 oil on canvas board

…so why rework old paintings? To get past ego, to show yourself how you improved as a painter. That is up to you to decide, do you like the old or new better?