This often happens to me. I love a painting when I paint it, then I never finished said painting, then I decide I don't "feel" it any more.
That is what happened with my girl I created in Jodi Ohl's class. I loved her ~ I could see her turning in to a princess of fire and strength....but after I left her class (which I thoroughly enjoyed) at Art Is You, I just couldn't feel it any more. I kept her on my floor staring at me, hoping inspiration would come, but nothing like my initial fire & ice princess thoughts ever came.
So I decided she wasn't meant to be...
I began randomly laying paint on her with patterns, fingers, stencils and sprays. I added more texture and turned the canvas every so often.
I saw a flower and started painting it out. Then a bird.
Instead of a princess of fire and ice, she became a garden of joy! :)
Here are some close-ups:
You can see here I allowed parts of the original background to peek through.
Hope you enjoyed this photo progression!