I read and heard many times that before starting a painting, one must plan it well: composition, colour palette, etc… In general I do agree with this, but in real life when painting I like breaking this rule really often!
Breaking rules may be fun, especially if it doesn’t harm anyone 🙂 My favourite way is to take a piece of paper, look at it and try to see something on it, from its texture of from shadows falling on it. At this step I may roughly foresee rough composition of a future painting.
But sometimes I can’t, though this doesn’t stop me from starting the painting 🙂
In any case I just pick a colour according to my mood and start applying bold washes to paper. Sometime I may just limit myself to one colour.
And sometimes I choose a few colours and play with them.
And yes, sometimes I (or my brush?) lose control and just take a bit of all the paints “we” like:) This is where the real fun begins!
Very often I get some unexpected colour combinations and blends. These are surprises, but nice and pleaseant surprises.
It may happen that I already applied many colours to paper and I still don’t know what it’s goning to be, but then it just clicks and hands go on and bring the result which may satisfy me much more than the result of a very well planned work. (I almostnever really plan well, but sometimes I just plan a bit 🙂 )
What do you think? Do you insist that all should be planned? Or maybe that it should never be planned, or just sometimes? Do you enjoy playing with paints, brushes and paper (canvas)?
I believe, the more fun and satisfaction a person gets during creating something, the more is the chance that others will enjoy it as well!