Maybe you're sick of seeing this same painting....maybe I'm sick of it, I'm not sure. It's easy to focus on the frustrating parts like how long it's taking and how I'm having trouble staying patient with it. Instead I'm going to try to focus on what I'm learning.
Many weeks ago when I decided to start a checklist (after reading The Checklist Manifesto) the first thing I wrote was "have a plan." I noticed that having a loose plan for my painting, more often than not, led to a painting I liked. I think that knowing the painting will turn out better is a good enough reason to do it but with this painting, I found another reason. It makes starting each day easier. I know exactly where to begin and hopefully I'll have my next plan in place when I'm ready to begin the next painting.
I'm really struggling with patience on this one so I'm constantly reminding myself that I can do this and that my patience will get better. One reason it's so frustrating is because I don't know what to expect or when to expect it. That will get better with experience. I just have to keep painting.
I also keep reminding myself that painting is a lot like exercising. It gets easier over time. You build strength and endurance. It helps to take baby steps. So each day may not look like much but it's a baby step.