Needing something to do while recovering from hip surgery, I started painting again. The difference this time is that I got hooked on fluid art, aka acrylic pours, and as a result learned a whole lot more about painting in general from watching a LOT of videos. As you will see, my preference is to combine painting with a fluid art technique of which there are several.
What I can tell you for sure is that this type of art is a lot of fun because, even though you might have a plan, the end result is often a surprise. Some of those surprises have been painted over; others have been kept.