Things I've observed while painting today:
1. It's harder than it looks.
2. I forget that it's a bit hard.
3. I move around a lot, and walk backwards away from my painting and trip on stuff.
4. I get messy, and have to clean my hands and fingers because.....
5. I use my fingers to paint sometimes.
6. A beer helps me relax and get in the groove.
7. I hate the minutia of details.
8. It's good to not have distractions.
9. It's great to be back in my studio.