“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I will try again…'” (Thanks @NoraWhalen) –
It’s tough being a beginner. That applies to painting too, and I think especially if you have seen a lot of great art. You know what you like. You know where you want to go with painting – but the brush doesn’t seem to get it. There’s an expression: the sooner you finish your first 100 paintings, the better. That expression acknowledges that gaining skill takes practice. You wouldn’t expect to play a Bach masterpiece after one piano lesson, and in the same way, making a great painting means putting in the brush time first. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and remember, even the most amazing famous painters were beginners once too.