“… researchers logging questions asked by children aged 14 months to five years found they asked an average of 107 questions an hour.
… high-performing students … saw curiosity as a risk to their results. The questions they asked were aimed at improving their results, whereas the questions asked by more curious students were aimed at understanding a topic more deeply.”Wendy Berliner, “Schools are Killing Curiosity“, The Guardian 28 January 2020
Being results driven when painting means we’re asking:”How do I get this predetermined result?”. Deviations from the path are judged to be mistakes.
Being curiosity driven when painting means we’re asking:” What happens if I do XYZ”, then responding to the result. Deviations are possibilities.
Be curious until a result emerges, using the rules of art and characteristics of different materials as ingredients not a recipe. A perpetual voyage of discovery.