Even in the not so early stages of an artist's career it's easy to make "The Fatal Error".
I have done it and I've watched you do it. I have placed my focal point in the wrong spot or on occasion "off the canvas completely"! I have put the horizon line dead on center of the canvas. In this example I show that I was so worried about painting clouds that I decided on painting way too much parking lot.
Look here! I have painted a pink shrimp. I have been full time dealing with the emotional baggage of carrying on as "Rick Nilson". I have not spent enough time here on the internet, (where I should have been all along).