For the students out there..... this is pretty much how a painting goes.
First, you determine the "thing" (what or how are you going to paint?) Then you decide your composition
(don't over think that part). Then you explore the color (to me, THIS is
where you engage and have fun). Then continue to apply paint (don't
clean your brush... it is much more exciting that way). Add some
details, then decide if you like it. And if you are like me, you will
cover half of it up and start again. No worries! No mistakes! Just keep
moving. Of course there are many ways to do each part.... but keep practicing. Then, you will look at your work and say "my goodness, I painted that! yay!".