If I’m feeling really stuck with a painting, I’ll layer at least three new colors or different supplies.
This is one of the easiest ways to give depth to a painting as I cover up the parts I don’t like.
I start in the background, mixing a little acrylic paint with acrylic ink, then scribble some water-soluble oil pastels on top.
As I play, I add a few of the same supplies and colors to my character to keep everything in balance.
Sometimes all I need is to get out of my comfort zone and start playing again so I can stop thinking so much and really get into a flow.
In this 19 minute video I share some of my favorite mixed media techniques and supplies for creating a lusciously layered background (it’s all about play, which helps me keep my characters loose).