When I watch too many paintings by other people, I begin to feel lost. There are many interesting works of art out there. From each of those works I can adopt an element and integrate it into my work. I do not yet seem to be able to choose or filter well. These images become entangled and produce a hotchpotch instead of a combination of great concepts.
So now I either limit my exposure to other people’s work. Or, I wait for a couple of hours before I continue my paintings.