When I first started painting, I felt like I didn’t have my own recognizable style.
I didn’t know how to loosen up…
I didn’t know what inspirations to follow…
I didn’t know how to find my artistic voice…
And I was convinced that all I could do was copy someone else’s art or get stuck.
It seemed like everyone else was special and I didn’t have that magic.
However, I discovered that it’s not all about having something special – but there is a “special secret”.
And that special secret is… Being Loose in Your Art!
Loosening up in your art helps you to develop your own style so you know what ideas to follow and how to get started (and save tons of time and frustration).
Be loose – develop your style.
Be rigid and tight – spend a lot of time frustrated and not liking your work.
Today, I want to share with you my philosophy and process for being loose in your art!
In this video you’ll learn:
- My secrets for getting inspired and knowing what to paint next
- The exact techniques I use to get unstuck and turn off my inner-critic
- My method for overcoming the ugly stage and covering up my art
As you’re painting, you might want to try these next steps to stay loose and free in your art:
- Whenever you’re stuck, go back to using your favorite colors.
- Use a pencil or chalk to outline your favorite parts of your painting so you don’t accidentally cover them up.
- If your colors start to get muddy… STOP and let your painting dry.
- Work on a few paintings at once. That way you’re not so attached to a single piece and can be loose.
I hope this is useful and inspiring for you!
Having fun, learning to let go and not being afraid to cover up my paintings have become essential to my creative process. I’ve fallen in love with mixed media painting and out of all of the painting techniques I’ve ever tried, the one thing I always return to is remembering to have fun with whatever it is I’m creating.
This brings joy into the process, which inevitably gets infused into your artwork and always makes anyone who sees it smile.
xo Juliette Crane
P.S. This is one of the paintings we create in Enchanted Soulful Eyes and Faces class. A lot of you have been asking about this class, so I’m opening registration with a special early bird sale this weekend. Click Here For More Details On Enchanted Class (use code EARLYBIRD for a limited time).
P.P.S. If you’d like to paint more together but don’t have a lot of time, I’ve also put together my Happy Painting Mini Course, which has five-instant-access projects to get you started. Click here to Watch a Video Sneak Peek at the Happy Painting Mini Course.