I have two personalities cohabiting in me, one who likes order and being precise and tidy, and one who likes to be messy, loose and intuitive. This last personality definitively won the territory of the car for example…
Not to get into stereotypes but I tend to think as the Tidy side of me as male because it is the methodical one and the messy side of me as more feminine because it is also the intuitive one, and me as a couple where opposites attracts.
Mrs Messy-Loose and Mr Tight-n-Tidy, Artists’ right and left brain
If you feel closer to Mr Tight-n-Tidy, you might need to be tight and have a plan with a precise idea of what should be the end result right from the start. If you tend to be more in this category you might also like controlled and detailed work, you might be more patient, work with little brushes and layers. This ends up in works like those (Click on pictures to see a bigger size) :
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Then if you like to paint occasionally with your fingers and wear the paint, step on the paint and if you tend to be more on the impulsive side. If the idea of a precise plan stops your creativity right in her tracks and you like surprises and not knowing what the end destination is, then you might enjoy making paintings that would look more like this (Click on pictures to see a bigger size):
I don’t think as one of these ways to paint as being better than the other one, I am just enjoying going back and forth between my two opposites personalities and sometimes they manage to collaborate for a while in one painting:
Mixed-Mixed media on paper