Whenever I get stuck, I go back to painting owls.
Sometimes I start to feel like I am just painting the same owls that I did before. It feels like I am not trying anything new.
But this is part of my creative process.
If I feel like painting owls or painting something I know I will be happy with, I have to do it.
Going back to painting what I know I like helps me to develop my style and be happy with the creative process.
And I have to get back to enjoying myself before I can even think of painting something new.
So while I may start painting owls the same way that I did before, little by little, my confidence grows and I try new techniques and art supplies.
After a few paintings, I move on from painting owls and am ready to paint something I was way to intimidated to try painting before.
When my confidence grows, it makes me happy. And when I am enjoying the process, I am happy with my artwork.
I’d love to know what you do to be enjoy your creative process. Are there any tricks that have worked for you? The new year always gets me thinking about new things to try and ways to better my process.
Happy new year!
Ps. If you’re looking to paint something you know you’ll love, I created my How To Paint An Owl 1 & 2 online classes to help you feel the same joy that I do whenever I paint owls (and I make it easy for you too, so you’ll like what you paint and enjoy the process).