"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.......the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred......whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
That is one of my very favorite quotations, ever! To illustrate the concept, I am posting an example of the process I go through to get to a full sheet watercolor......often. This one started with the experience, the light, figure studies, atmosphere studies, black and white sketches, a small composition, and finally, the imperial size painting.
Yes, it takes time and effort....but it's all about the journey!