I’m kind of a perfectionist, and I try to paint as well as I can all the time. A number of people at my club do not bother and it does kind of spoil the aesthetic experience for me.
It’s really about finding a process that works and being in the right mood. If you’re forcing yourself it’s no fun, so why bother at all, is how I see it. So when I sit down to paint I bring my A game as best I can.