Well, yesterday and much of today was filled with illustration work, so I haven't been able to spend much time painting! I plan to keep working on this until it's finished rather than start some little pieces because I find it hard to go back to paintings if I have to leave them for awhile. Hopefully I can finish this tomorrow.
I don't think I am unusual in this: it seems like I have a whole slew of paintings in my head waiting to be brought to life and it is so hard to slow down and work in "real" time. By the time I'm half finished with one, often a part of me is on to the next. I think that might be one reason I like doing the little paintings--I love finishing them and being able to move on.