When I’m stuck with my art, I go back to playing with first layers and using my favorite cobalt teal or florescent pink hues.
Whenever I play, it helps me feel calm and connected. Then I can follow my heart and paint without the pressure of everything having to be perfect.
So I wanted to share some of my fun, free painting videos with you. These are a few of my favorite background painting techniques for covering up the white space and having more fun. I hope they help to keep you inspired!
As I paint, to help myself have more fun, I stay really conscious of how I’m feeling and when I get frustrated.
I take photos of my work in progress, so I can go back and look at how I made a painting work (or not work).
Those elements that worked, then become the techniques and colors I come back to again and again, whenever I’m stuck. I call them my fall-back techniques or go-to colors. My favorites. These favorites then eventually make up my style and as I add more of what I love my artistic voice continues to evolve and I do too.
If you’ve been wanting to paint more, but feel like you don’t have a lot of time, I’ve put together my self-paced, Happy Painting mini course, which has five instant-access projects. This online workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to get creative and play.