I have a daughter named Lulu. We played Horsey in my studio this afternoon. After she ran me into the ground we sat down together. She asked me if I would paint a picture of her. So I grabbed a painting from my "to be painted over" cart. She asked me why I didn't start on a clean canvas. I told her it would be more interesting to interact with what was already on the canvas.
Here is what it looks like now. In the actual painting you can see the lines of her dress and arms. I think the "noise" that is coming through from underneath reflects more "truth" in our lives than a more finished and realistic painting would. Let me know what you think.