Thursday, March 26, 2009

Second Chance

The past few days have been devoted to matting and framing some of my recent paintings.  In between cutting mats, rather than start new paintings I have been going through my discarded and abandoned ones and playing with them to see if I can experiment and revive any of them.  'Yellow Roses'  had a part of the painting chopped off and its leaves and background washed off carefully and reworked in entirely different colors and style.  I didn't touch the roses this time around, just worked on the rest of the painting.  Working on old 'failed' paintings like this  gives me a chance to learn from my mistakes and try out new  or different techniques. As I was wondering if only there was a something that will let me know just before I make mistake, I stumbled on this article in latest issue of 'Discover' about 'Brain Scans that Can Predict When You are going to Screw Up.' According to a study, just before the subjects committed an error, brain waves in two regions spiked: alpha wave in the occipital region and mu wave in cortex region.  These results have excited scientists in a lot of different areas of interest from Air traffic controllers to possible improvements in treatments for ADHD. I am torn now since a part of me also feels, in art, quite often mistakes lead to new discoveries.

Yellow Roses watercolor 17x15" 


4 comments:

ANURAG MEHTA said...

Meera,correcting mistakes can lead to a great job done,bcoz sometimes a small mistake can spoil whole thing.Beautiful ROSES.Keep it up....

thiliMy said...

the greens bring out the contrast between the yellows and purples - I like it, as usual!

meera said...

Thank you Anurag.


Thanks Thili!--I am glad you like it :)

ANURAG MEHTA said...

thank you Meera for your comments. the size of my pen sketch is 44x36 cm.

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