“… every painting will have any number of ‘answers that work’, layer by layer as the painting evolves, and you can decide which you will keep.
It also means that when you call a painting done, there are infinite other possibilities where that would also have been true. … although it can take time to gain the skills and the confidence to stand by your conviction.”Tara Leaver, “Using Limitations to Your Advantage as an Artist“
It’s easier to overwork than stop too early. Easier to doubt than feel assured.
Easier to add later than undo, yet near impossible to not give in to the temptation to “just quickly do X”.
Put learning to recognise when you’re faffing at a painting on your skills-aquisition list.