lucky accidents

Only artists have lucky accidents, everyone else has lucky escapes! The lucky accident from the artist’s perspective results from process and does not usually result in death!

Over-planned art, as I mention in another bite-sized-thought is the death of painting, as it does not leave room for the fortuitous accident to occur.

Gail De Cordova

Pushing paint around the canvas, allowing it to drip, over loading your brush with paint, working with speed, etc, are the physical aspect of painting but being alert to how you can use the unexpected that results to move the painting forward are fine tuned artists skills.

Author: Francis Rubbra

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Francis Clark is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.