I believe that, with a little planning, a good painting can result from a short session or several longer sessions that last months. Goals need to be adjusted. The open house at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is a festive affair....lots of friendly people, great conversations, chatting with colleagues, sampling tasty hors d'oeuvres and very little focus. It's the nature of the gathering. And, so, I came armed with a small 6 x 6 canvas that was pre-toned in violet. My attention was diverted every few minutes so each stroke had to count. "Tomato Tango" is the result. A bit wildly painted. I'm afraid that, given another session, I may have been tempted to fine tune it a bit. And I'm not sure that would have been a good thing. My standards seem to be different from what they used to be. Perhaps I am just happier with who I am.