Maybe I'm just extraordinarily lazy, but I find that when I paint things, I paint them up to the point where they are recognizable as things and then give up. Maybe not so much "Give Up" as "I Feel Like I've Gotten To The Point" in the artistic process. My brain does seem to lose focus after a while.
Have you ever done those drawing assignments in high school, where you use drawn grids to practice realistic drawing? The grids are supposed to deconstruct an image down into individual squares, and prevents your brain from trying to "finish" the image itself. It keeps you from looking away and thinking "oh, I know flowers" and abandoning the reference.
I struggle with getting details in watercolour. Is it me? Or is it a trait of the medium? If I squint past these little squares, it does seem like a decent rendition of a butterfly bush. Less so, close up.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?