When you’re trying to find your own creative style and voice, sometimes you need to take a break and just do something fun! This is also a great project to use as the basis for exploring your own style.
How to paint a kayaker paddling near a cliff in watercolor. Another simple monochrome “silhouette” painting using the skills learned in the Project 4 section of Watercolor Jumpstart.
Learn how to create the effect of big waves crashing against rocks, and also an easy way to add small figures to your postcards for scale and interest (no drawing ability required!).
Some strategies I use to manage the overwhelming amount of information when painting on location, so sketching enhances my enjoyment, instead of raising my stress level. And so I have a better chance of coming back with photos and sketches that I can actually use to create satisfying, personally meaningful paintings.
Tips for planning a manageable painting/postcard and coping with a complex subject when sketching on location.
I want to talk to you for a minute about mindfulness. Wait! Before you hit “delete”, please hang in with me for just a little bit. I promise I will get back to art and creativity in a minute. Mindfulness is trendy. Everywhere you look there are articles on the health benefits of a meditation practice….