I have some paintings that I am quite emotionally attached to, but for the most part the joy for me is in doing the painting, not the finished canvas.
One thing I find interesting that it is not always the pieces I expect to sell that people want to buy. I have had people ask me for pieces that I was ready to consign to the circular file. If I think they are truly horrible they never see the light of day, but the ones that I am just sort of “eh” about will get shown sometimes.
Digitally scanning my work has allowed me to let go of a great many to friends, family and collectors.