I’ve been blessed to paint and draw a lot of things, figures, and portraits lately.  The people I’ve given them to really appreciate the “peace” after it is completed. However, I have not been at peace with my pieces. I feel like they are all substandard. The work ethic is there, but the results are not. The piece above I worked on for about and hour; so slow-going. After I thought it was done, I made the fatal flaw of trying to add just one more thing to it, and all hell broke loose. I was able to “save it”— sort of, but why save it? I should be able to make better use of my time, and produce better works. Frustration. We will see what happens tomorrow.