When I first started painting, I thought all my watercolor marks had to be smooth and perfect. Now I purposely let the paints dictate the outcome. Watercolors are an interesting medium where the ratio of water to paint as well as the timing of when you add them to the paper can yield unexpected results. The artists I admire have lost edges and areas that are undeveloped.
I think this is a great metaphor for life...not everything has to be perfect, defined, controlled and neat. Sometimes my artwork comes together magically, each brushstroke complimenting the piece. Other times it takes scrubbing, lifting, scratching or redrawing to get successful results.
When an idea strikes, I'm impatient to get it to paper. A single detail may drive the painting and then appear effortlessly from my brush. I am humbled. I get to do what I love. Painting is pure indulgence for me and sharing it with others makes it even more amazing.