I've been struggling for several months -- not much inspiration, and very mediocre work. A few days ago, I began a study of one of my most oft-painted subjects -- the view out my window across a pasture.
I began with some washes as an underpainting. When it began to dry, I began to add texture and interest in the washes.
It's not a great piece, by any means, but it was interesting enough to me to be worth keeping.
I've always admired the work of Wolf Kahn, and though by no means in his league, it reminded me that sometimes the answer is less detail, not more!