The other day I was struggling to be loose with my art.
I just couldn’t get any of my paintings to fall into place (not even an owl).
It wasn’t until I got out a few unfinished pieces that were all stuck at an ugly stage that I finally started to let go.
I wasn’t afraid to ruin my ugly paintings, so I didn’t care about covering them up. I layered all sorts of art supplies onto my canvas and just started to play.
Having fun with my artwork helps me to be loose and more free when I paint my whimsical characters.
The background I create in my Free Painting Workshop was inspired by color blocking, using fingerpainting and a foam brush (I hope you’ve been able to enjoy it… click here if you haven’t joined my free painting workshop yet).
I also find inspiration in nature, especially dreamy sunsets and flowers, so I often keep these colorful landscapes in mind when it comes to covering up the white space.
You’ll see how I use some of these playful ideas and techniques in the Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style video below (it’s all about play, which helps me keep my characters loose).
In this Serendipity 1 – Develop Your Style video preview you’ll see how I create layers and add detail in my paintings with oil paintsticks, acrylics, inks, pencil, pen and papers.
In class, I share all of my favorite supplies and mixed media techniques to help you develop your own unique style and learn to paint with freedom.