The things you learn while making one painting will help you paint the next one. There have been times in my life where I thought each new painting was the antidote to the previous one. If the first one was low-key in muted colors, for example, the next one would be shouting with loud colors.
But my painting life has changed. Now I am more likely to pursue a path begun in one painting, to work on a series of canvases that are related to each other. One of the themes I've been exploring lately is a mosaic-like effect.
Here's the beginning of a new one: