Whenever I’m stuck with a painting or don’t know what to paint next, I start a new background and play.
This helps me to get out of my own way, so I can let go and be loose in my art.
The background I create in my Free Painting Workshop was inspired by color blocking, using finger painting and a foam brush (if you haven’t joined yet… click HERE to join me for a Free Painting Workshop).
This video is one of the backgrounds we create for a project in The Joy Of Painting class. In this 9 minute video I share one of my favorite mixed media techniques for creating a lusciously layered background.
Oftentimes it just takes finding a new technique or color combination to bring my artwork to life. It’s when I start to play that things come so much more easily, without worrying about making everything look perfect.
Then, from that place of joy, things happen naturally and intuitively, so I can be loose in my art again.
You can see just how I use some of these ideas and techniques in this Joy Of Painting video sneak peek (it’s all about play which helps me paint with freedom and keep my characters loose).