Do you indulge in risky behaviour?
Risk/uncertainty/imperfection/accidental effects/randomness/daring (see yesterday's video)
I am interested in the part these things play in creative endeavours of all kinds.
In my own work I sometimes deliberately add a random effect.
It works like this. I am well into a painting, it is looking good, there are some nice passages, but....it's a bit, well - predictable. Summoning up my courage I load the brush - perhaps with a colour I've not yet used in the painting, perhaps by just streaking it right across the palette, then I turn away completely and paint a stroke or two at random! I turn around and see what I have done....
What I have done is set myself a new challenge and I look at the painting for a while (actually I usually go and make a cup of coffee at this point). Then, it may be straight away, or it may be the next day, decisions have to be made. Do I try and retrieve the previous harmony and balance incorporating the new elements, or have they set me off on a new and original tangent. Whichever way I go it's more exciting than it was!
Here is one of my paintings. Very abstract. It's called The Pink Calls To The Yellow.
You can see more on my Arty Blog here..