Here is a picture of my palette after doing some painting. I find myself often more impressed by the random colors and shapes on my palette than I am with my works in progress.
This may be a little unfair, but for example, I've tried and tried to make abstract paintings and I end up with some pretty crappy stuff. I don't mind saying it. I can do a combo of abstract and figurative that looks ok. But pure random shapes and colors that also have emotional depth? It's not happening.
I wish I could paint every day. It seems to take an endless amount of time to complete a painting. I hope to have more paintings to share soon. If only painting came as naturally as drawing.