Two years ago I took a Flora Bowley class on intuitive painting that has changed they way I look at creating art. The process begins by creating a glorious mess, messing it up some more, and more again -- and then finding the art inside that noise. The challenge is to go at it without preconceived notions -- not to impose what you want to see on the canvas but to find the image hiding there.
Here is the final painting, which I titled Night Garden.
It started out looking very different.
First it looked like this...
And then it looked like this
And after a while it looked like this
You can see the underpinnings of the final painting in the above stage.
They remind me of little ecosystems inside a larger one
Just waiting to be found.