Do you ever struggle to be loose in your art? I do (all the time).
For so many years I wondered when I’d finally find my style. Then, little by little, people kept telling me how they recognized my art.
I’ve painted nearly every day for over ten years and the one thing I always return to is playing with my favorite art supplies. This is what reignited my passion for painting and whenever I have fun with my art, my true spirit shines and all of that love and energy gets infused into my artwork and strengthens my style.
Whenever I’m stuck with a character, I go back to playing and creating fun backgrounds. This helps me to feel free so I can be loose when I go back to painting my character, especially the eyes and face.
This 19 minute video is one of the backgrounds we create for a project in Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style (early registration is open until September 15th… just use code SERENDIPITY).
In this video I share one of my favorite mixed media techniques for being loose in my art using some of my favorite colors and art supplies.
I started my Serendipity courses in response to feedback I’d gotten from my students. So many had said they wanted to loosen up and find their own artistic voice, but whenever they learn from another artist they feel like they’re just copying.
So in Serendipity 1, you’ll learn many mixed media techniques that will help you overcome creative blocks, build a cohesive collection of work, and paint in a style that is unique to YOU.
I hope it inspires you!