Lately I have been painting daily, simple objects, to work on my oil painting techniques. I committed myself, Monday through Friday, to paint for about 2 hours until I finished painting that object. They are not complete paintings. Otherwise it becomes a burden. The goal is to paint.
Since I started this routine, I look forward to it every morning. It has become a meditative practice for me. I get lost in painting that one object. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t. But if I paint every day, then it does not matter. I just paint.