Lately, I’ve been taking the time to journal and paint each morning in my garden.
It’s been a wonderful way to stay creative. And it’s really kept my paintings loose and free.
I keep my main supplies ready to go in my kitchen so I can create any time (no excuses): a small sketchbook or journal, a cup of water and 2 brushes, a watercolor set, a stabilo pencil (and sharpener) and three water-soluble oil pastels (crayons or oil sticks would also do). All of this fits into one small pile.
Sometimes I want to put it all away, but I know, if I do, it gives me an excuse not to paint.
Here are a few of the pages I’ve been creating…
Whenever I create these pages I hold nothing back.
I stick with the same simple shapes and techniques, using those as my fallback techniques again and again.
That way, my imagination can wander.
Ps. I share a lot of these effortless paintings in my latest online course BLISS.