I've come around a bit on this idea to show your work. It comes from Austin Kleon's book Show Your Work. Last year I took that idea very literally and showed my sketchbook every single day. This year my thoughts about it have changed a bit. I still believe in everything Kleon says but I don't feel I need to share every single thing I paint this year.
As I read back over it, this stands out to me:
Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, find one little piece of your process that you can share. Where you are in your process will determine what that piece is. If you’re in the very early stages, share your influences and what’s inspiring you. If you’re in the middle of executing a project, write about your methods or share works in progress. If you’ve just completed a project, show the final product, share scraps from the cutting-room floor, or write about what you learned.
I'm not at happy with today's painting and I'm not ready to share it yet. I will. I'll keep working on it but I'm not sharing it today. Instead you get some random owls from my sketchbook and a photo of my workspace. Here's a little about supplies and process for you though. Those fours colors there in the foreground (Vermillion, Sky Blue, Titanium White, and Neutral Grey No. 2), those are my go-to colors. I am amazed at all the colors I can make with those four. And Vermillion, that's like the perfect fall color. I love it right now.