While Francois and I were painting together earlier this week, I painted over part of my painting to improve it.
Francois got excited and said,
"Oh, you are repenting."
In french, the word to take something out of a painting, or to cover over what has already been painted in order to improve said painting, is the same word that one would use when confessing ones sins. Repent. And it means the same thing...to cover over, to turn from, or make a change for the better because of remorse.
Repenting is a useful habit, in painting and in life.