I'm working small with my paintings, very small. Last summer I found this tactic to work well for practicing art, usually each piece takes under 2 hours, and a very inexpensive sliver of paper and paint. There's always a pain to fail when setting out to create a piece, and with this, if I fail it's not too much a lose of time or material, because everything is really just scraps and spare time. Otherwise I'd be using my time watching two episodes of Call the Midwife,simple time to spare. I'm hoping to become more comfortable with these spare time paintings that I do one or two regularly every day. like little recaps of my day and feelings.