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.
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