Whenever I’m stuck with my art, I look back at my progress photos.
I take photos of every painting as I create. That way, I’m reminded that each painting has an ugly stage.
Otherwise it’s too easy to fool myself into thinking a painting should fall right into place. That never happens.
It takes a lot of mistakes, happy accidents and SO many layers to finish a painting.
I look back at my progress photos to see what worked before – maybe a drip of neon pink liquid watercolor or an accidental turquoise splotch over white acrylic ink. Then I can use those beautiful mistakes again whenever I get frustrated or overwhelmed.
For me, it’s all about having these easy ways to stay inspired as I paint, so I can let go and be loose without the pressure of everything having to be perfect.
In this video preview, I share how I begin to transform a painting I am not liking into something new, using the existing layers as a starting point as I layer my favorite mixed media supplies.
In Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style class, I share the inspiration behind each painting, so you can learn how to paint more freely and easily develop your own style.