It feels like being a mom
Paintings go thru a life-cycle like a child. First the idea is conceived. The painting is born as the first bit of paint is slathered onto the canvas. The artist is like the mom and has high hopes for her new born. Mom guides the child thru its life to become a mature beautiful painting. When grown the painting moves on to a new life. Mom never forgets her baby and continues to have high hopes that it will always enjoy life.
The image above is the adolescent stage where nothing quite fits, the sizes and colors are a bit off, but mom still has hope and continues to encourage her child to blossom into a beautiful creation.
The process is difficult, challenging and a little scary, just like being a mom. Well worth the effort.