It's the end of the year—so out with the old. As horrible as it may sound, I burned several of my older paintings recently. You can see my signature on one of the canvases in the lower right corner. The paintings were just old and not that good in my mind, and taking up valuable space in our little home. It felt cathartic and cleansing to be rid of these paintings—to clear the way to for new paintings in the coming year.