That excitement created by beginning a new painting is what pulls me through the inevitable frustration that comes later.
Sometimes the frustration is simple to alleviate -if I don't like one color then I change it even if that means scraping off a bunch of paint and making a mess of my surroundings.
The more serious frustration is caused when I don't like the composition, and the painting then is a complete do over. That is why I am so very careful in the beginning to make sure that the composition is sound before I proceed with applying layer upon layer of paint and time.
Well, I guess no one is going to do this except me - I will report back.