Sometimes paintings are extremely aggravating and when I am struggling with one I always think of something one of my professors said to me. Paintings have to be arm wrestled down. That is the truth!
You go one way and then back the other way until it really works! My latest is about to drive me crazy but I decided long ago to maintain a sense of humor and not let them take me down.
I will always love to paint no matter how much of a hassle they are at times.