When I was painting this Iris painting I had a specific idea of how I wanted it to turn out. As I was painting, things weren’t going according to the picture in my head. I would get really upset and frustrated at myself. I had a friend living with me at the time and she doesn’t paint. So she thought it was beautiful. I got totally frustrated and wanted to quit and not finish it. She encouraged me to finish it and in the end it turned out pretty good. So I gave her the painting.
I have found that sometimes I have to walk away from something I am working on and put it away for a few months to give myself time to forget my original expectations. Then I am able to see it differently.