“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Painting outside is one of my favorite things.
It completely inspires me to create in new ways (as does painting with other artists). So when I headed to Lucky Star Art Camp in Texas Hill Country last week, it was definitely all about creative magic.
And I had the chance to try out SO many new art supplies and colors!
Here are a few of the backgrounds I created during my Painting From The Heart class…
Each piece became an experiment as I layered all sorts of art supplies… acrylics, inks, water-soluble oil pastels, lokta papers, tissue papers, book pages, vintage wallpapers (anything we had around to play with).
I had ordered some midnight blue sparkle spray paint that turned out to be more purple and unfortunately got completely unusable as the nozzle clogged (and wouldn’t stop spraying), but it all rekindled my love for using glitter, spray paint and stencils in my work.
What are some of your favorite art supplies and colors? I’m always looking for new things to try. I’ll be sure to look for your comments and supply suggestions at the end of this post.
You can find some of my favorite art supplies and colors HERE.
And, if you missed the retreat or would just like to paint together, you can find all of my online classes and watch a few videos right here.
Ps. I carried all of my art supplies in this super cute tote bag (I have the 18×18″ tote with my She Stands Out owl on the outside). I just love it for carrying library books and groceries too!
You can find the tote bags and more art products like my canvas prints and iphone cases right HERE (and there’s lots of artwork to choose from too).