Don't tell Mrs. Kasper, but I didn't LOVE this painting when I did it 6 years ago. But after a computer crash scare, I found it, hidden file within file. And you know what, I kinda like it now. We artists can sometimes be the harshest critic of our own work.
Rule #I (established years ago, by the way). If I hate, don't toss it. Put it away until my emotions settle and that awful internal critic in me is asleep. Always get back to it. Because you'll find with fresh eyes, it's not as bad as you thought. It never is. Isn't this true of so many things?