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When you are choosing your subject and composition, you should work at it and give it lots of thought and consideration. Spend a few days or more deciding what to paint and exploring your ideas… then pick your favorite from fifty choices. Work hard at it. But once you decide you really like something and begin to work on it, from that point on never second-guess whether you like it or not. As you work on it — drawing, color mixing, and especially painting — you will very likely grow tired of it. It always happens to me. By picking it apart and working on it for hours, it will no longer create the spark it did when you first saw it and decided you really liked it. Remember, when people see your painting, they will be seeing the composition for the first time. It is very, very different! I wish I could walk into a room and view my own painting having never seen it before. But of course that will never happen. We have to accept this.