My journal pages are thickly layered, often with a failed painting or two beneath the surface. Above is an example of exactly that. I started off with a painting of palm trees in Izmir, only to grow frustrated and disinterested in my subject. Once I over-worked the page to a point of no return, I laid down an opaque layer of paint and started fresh. From my experience, you can always build an under-worked painting, but you can never save an over-worked one. Sometimes the best answer is starting over.