Sometimes the result is better when you just let go and let the design step forward.
Intuitive painting has taught me that it’s okay to start even though I don’t have all the answers. This is where art mirrors life; if we wait for that perfect moment when we know exactly what we want and we have the right amount of time available to do a thorough job, we may never get the chance to try out new ideas.
I scribble when I don’t know what to paint. If that doesn’t reveal anything interesting, I’ll put paint on my fingers and start dabbing. Still not enough? Collage, sponges, palette knives — they’re there to be used so I just grab whatever’s within reach and keep playing until something grabs my attention.
This whimsical flute player emerged from a charcoal and pencil scribble. It may not be fine art but every time I look at it I remember the fun I had and the big surprise I got when my scribble took on a life of its own.