I am never sure of any outcome of a painting! Most don't expect this. Don't expect me to say this or hear this.
You might think all comes easy and without any doubt. I'm here to say, yes there's a lot of doubt! "Can I do this?" going through my head A Lot!
↪ But the trick is to go in anyway. Dive in headfirst. Just follow through. And finish!
Moments after I still might doubt the painting - 2 weeks after I love it. ↪ So, paint it & leave it alone. Then, a few weeks later look at it again.
↪ Of course, sometimes you'll get happily surprised, sometimes disappointed. All in the game :) And for me, this also happens. Some are meant to be trashed. Nothing you can do about it. All the more reason to accept it.
↪ You'll be a lot more free in painting when you've accepted the 'sometimes win - sometimes lose' aspect!
--Enjoy what paint can do & let go of the pressure.
SSU07-2018 Seascape Plein air Painting "Flying Kites with Sunset"