Last week I spent a whole evening trying to paint a 'rose' ... I hated it. It was far too detailed and although that might had suited some, it just wasn't what I was looking for.
As I prepared to go to bed I picked up my brush and feeling totally frustrated swirled water round on the other half of the sheet. I dropped some pigment into the water, and low and behold in the space of two minutes I had my rose. It's not a perfect rose by any means, but it is far more pleasing to my eye than the one that went into the 'special file'!