Whenever I reach a creative block I need to take a step away, but that’s so often easier said than done.
If I try and push to finish a painting or any creative project, I get so wrapped up in where I think it should go, so focused on the future and intense about the doing, that the painting just ends up in a big, muddy mess.
That usually forces me to stop and take a break. And it’s in those breaks that I have my best ideas and inspiration.
So now instead of reaching frustration and stress, I’m trying to give myself that down time as I go – taking time to enjoy a long weekend, go for a walk, journal, play with watercolors or read Agatha Christie in the sun.
That way, when I come back to my painting, I feel inspired and have so much more to give.
You’ll see more of my favorite techniques for loosening up and overcoming creative blocks in the Whimsical Animals video below (Registration is now open for a limited time).
In this video preview you’ll hear how I talk you through my mistakes and frustrations in my own paintings to make it easier for you to overcome your own creative hurdles and roadblocks, no matter what you’re painting.
Whimsical Animals class is perfect if you’re looking to have more fun painting and create in a style that is unique to you. By the end of class, you’ll know how to paint any animal, so you can easily get started and have the techniques to find your own style and paint with more whimsy.