Happy New Year’s Eve!
I hope you’ve been enjoying the holidays. I’ve been taking some time to really slow down and indulge in being creative.
But a few days ago I was painting and I got really frustrated.
Sometimes a painting just won’t come together. I try all of my tricks.
I add ink drips and spray paint splatters for more looseness (or to cover up something I can’t get rid of with acrylic paint).
I layer more neon pink ink at the temples for pops of color. I add more white dots with paint pen or oil paintsticks for softness.
But if a painting is still not coming together, especially if I’ve covered up the eyes and face ten times, I set it aside.
I let it dry and work on something else.
Then I can come back to that painting with fresh eyes and a new mindset.
Sometimes it just takes getting a new perspective to get out of my head and let go so I can stop thinking so much and really get into a flow. Then I can start to play with my paintings again and things come so much more easily.
You can see some of the techniques I used to loosen up and let go in the Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style video below (class starts tomorrow).
This is one of the backgrounds we create for a project in Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style class. You can use any supplies that you have to create layers and play.
In this video you’ll learn:
- The supplies I use to overcome creative blocks
- Techniques for loosening up and letting go
- My secrets for layering supplies
- Tips for trusting the process
Whenever I’m struggling to be loose with my art, I get out a few unfinished pieces that are stuck at ugly stages and I cover them up. Then I can finally let go and be loose in my art. I’m not so afraid to ruin my ugly paintings, so I don’t care about covering them up. I make a total mess.
This project is one that I use to get started.
In Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style we take everything so much further in the classroom and AMAZING community. You’ll learn to let go, build a cohesive body of work and paint in a style that’s unique to YOU.
P.S. I’ve also put together a Free Painting Workshop… Click HERE to Get Instant-Access.