I am still loving the book “Brave intuitive painting” by Flora Bowley. It isn’t a book about how to paint just like her, instead it is a book that encourages you to find your own style and unique way to express yourself in your painting. She gives prompts and challenges to get you started, and encourages you to let your painting evolve organically. She explains the color wheel and how to use colors without creating mud, she talks about different tools and ways to use them, and ways to recharge and get the creative juices flowing again when the painting is beginning to feel forced or you are struggling. Basically, when you are over thinking things… which I tend to do, a lot. Its a book I’m happy I bought and I know I will be reading through it time and again for inspiration. (Also check out her blog for some amazing painting inspiration.)
So, here is what I have been working on inspired by this book:
Its still in progress. My favorite part about painting is if I don’t like something about what I’m working on, I can paint over that part and change it! Love that!! So far this is the one I have been working on the most. This “letting go and painting freely” thing isn’t as easy as I thought it would be, I think I spend more time staring at the paper than I do actually painting 🙂
This one is my least favorite, the stencils seemed like a good idea in the beginning, but now not so much. But I know I can paint over it until I like it 😀 Having multiple places to work at one time is helpful because while one painting is drying, you can be working on the other(s). Plus if you are using cool tone colors on one, you want to make sure that is dry before adding warm tones, or vice versa. Otherwise it could turn into mud 😦
So much possibility, so much fun! I hope you are having a great day!