I have just discovered that painting small paintings has helped me to let go of some of the bad habits that I have accumulated and has given me the ability to incorporate new ideas. I paint all the time anyway and so it seems to be rather like painting studies for larger work. At least that is what I told myself when I first started. I love these little paintings so much though, that I treat them like my larger work. I have yet to turn one into a large painting. I plan on doing this soon and if I am successful, I will post a photo. If I can figure it out, I will post some of the paintings that I painted when I was testing to see if I could work the smaller paintings into my daily routine.