This is a great time of year to reflect on your painting journey and explore the power of negative space in your paintings and your life.
My experience and thoughts about how to find time to paint.
An exercise for exploring (and collecting) things you enjoy doing (not just seeing), as a way to expand and explore your personal style.
Having trouble finding the time and energy to paint? Try designing some Anti-Rules!
A lot of people have been asking about what pen I use for drawing in my journals. In this post, I describe the bottled waterproof ink and pen(s) I use in my Studio Journal, and a couple of alternative options if you prefer cartridges over bottled ink.
In this video, look over my shoulder and watch as one of my paintings evolves from initial concept sketch to the final version.
One approach to designing and planning a painting of your own, using a holiday postcard as an example. Come plan along with me!
Expand your sketchbook practice beyond just making sketches. Your studio notebook is a place to brainstorm, explore, learn and develop your own creative style. Here are some ideas for getting started using a studio notebook to support all aspects of your creative development.
Just for fun, a quick little video “road trip” with scenes from my travels up and down the west coast in The Tiny Escape, my trusty camper van.
Wild and garish? Sure, but I can always paint over it (or parts of it) later. For now, it has the same effect on me as opening a brand-new box of 64 Crayolas. Just what I needed to get me past the “winter blues”!
Considering why you are painting, in general or this particular painting, can help you create work with more impact and get more enjoyment and satisfaction out of the process.
That pesky inner critic! I don’t know about you, but simply telling her to sit down and shut up doesn’t work for me. Oh, I can get her to leave me alone. It just doesn’t lead to paintings I’m happy with. I need my inner critic. We all need time to explore, experiment and follow…