During our critiques and especially after, when I make the rounds and discuss your work one on one with you, I often hear the comment that you are "just playing". I know the idea is that you are experimenting, taking chances, but there is also a bit of the suggestion that this is not your real work and should not be judged.
I hope I can always encourage you to take chances and be inventive, even if it means in part that you risk being taken seriously. Who is the main judge, anyway?
I also hear "If I did that again, I'd do that part differently". Do you hear the opportunity in there? Imagine if you really did do it over again every time you said you would!
For homework, please find a painting among those from the last couple of weeks and identify a passage that would benefit from some analysis and paint it again.
Feel free to be playful!