When I’m at a creative block, there’s no way I can be loose in my art.
A few days ago I was painting and I started to feel like I’d never get my painting right. I just couldn’t loosen up and let go. Everything looked too rigid and tight. Everything felt like a struggle.
That’s when I take a step away and start to play.
I grab a blank canvas, dump water on top and splatter inks and acrylic paints to see what happens.
Or I’ll go back to painting an owl like the one I share in my free painting workshop (click here if you haven’t joined my free painting workshop yet and get instant access). With whimsical animals, there’s no right or wrong way, so I automatically start to play.
Having fun with my artwork helps me to get loose again. Then I can follow my heart and paint without the pressure of everything having to be perfect.
In this owl painting video sneak peek from Whimsical Animals class, you’ll see how I create softness in my owl, especially for its face and features.
In each class video I talk you through my entire creative process as I paint, sharing my frustrations and walking you through my mistakes to show how I fix them and bring a painting back to something I like, so you can overcome your own creative blocks, learn to let go and finish a painting you love.