For the last week of class we painted this icy stream.
All the time I was painting it, it looked like a horrible mess. When I put it across the room, it seemed to hang together much better.
Not to say this particular painting doesn't have problems--chiefly the shadows, which are badly done (bad shapes, ugly color); and that bottom right bank, the shape of which I messed up, repearedly.
But, having seen that it wasn't as bad as I thought, makes me want to try again.