To generate more ideas for your paintings and projects it helps to ask yourself "What If?" What if I painted the leaves of this tree purple? What if i used white acrylic paint in my watercolor painting? What if I built a rack to hold my paintbrushes from palette wood? What if I moved our bed into my studio and my studio furniture into our bedroom?
Using the phrase what if is a great way to generate novel ideas and get yourself to think more creatively.
I teach "what iffing" in all my art classes and use the strategy myself. In fact, I used in tonight.
What if I painted my shoes with chalk paint?
Try asking yourself what if questions and let me know how this strategy works for you?