Everyone always asks how I developed my artistic style.
I have to say, style was nothing I intentionally developed. It was just the thing that happened when I painted every day.
Most often I can look at a finished painting and see that it perfectly reflects who I am in that moment… all of the quirkiness and emotion I sometimes wish I could hide.
But I couldn’t TRY to make my art that way.
For me, finding my voice took a ton of painting, experimenting and following whatever brought me the most joy.
Of course it can be difficult to find time to create every day.
I need to make it easy for myself, so I keep my sketchbook and a few art supplies out in my kitchen, ready to grab whenever I have a few minutes – some water-soluble oil pastels, a stabilo pencil, my travel-sized watercolor set and a brush ready to go in a cup of water.
Painting daily in my sketchbook helps me stay loose and adds whimsy and freedom to my artwork.
Staying creative makes me happy.
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Pps. Business For Creatives class starts soon. This is the perfect class for anyone who has ever dreamed of being an artist.
Ppps. We’ll be painting all sorts of fun artwork to keep you inspired daily in my Bliss Mixed Media Painting class. You’ll learn my simple shape templates so that you can easily create whatever whimsical animal or character is unique to you and really make it your own.