“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
I personally think that a lot of individuals have been taught to fear mistakes. As children, were were rewarded for perfection, while condemned for mistakes. I think that it is important to look at the positive side of mistakes: learning to own one’s actions, reflecting for better future decisions, and gaining first hand knowledge about that specific event or action.
You can never be afraid to make a mistake. If you never try, you will never know. If you succeed, that is great. If you fail, that is just as great. Either way you will have learned something new.
The same goes for painting. If you allow yourself to be open to possibilities, you might venture down a path which will lead you to something more interesting than what you had previously imagined.