But sometimes I let go of directing where a painting will go and actually give myself over to following wherever it takes me.
Right in front of my eyes.
With the current patch in my bigger Core Values work-in-progress, I was all over the place. I went in with a starting idea and put paint on my blank canvas accordingly—paint that didn't land or look the way I thought it might.
But I liked it, so I followed it for awhile and got a new idea. Put paint in place in accordance with that idea and, of course, it also went other than where I intended.
Back and forth it went: I took the lead, then followed, took the lead, then followed.
Eventually I pretty much let go of bringing ideas to the painting and instead let the winds of change blow me along. I became so thoroughly curious, so entertained, so participatory.
This painting and I went from the iterations posted yesterday,
and finally here: