Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Painting 'loosey goosey'

I woke up yesterday with the urge to dust off my watercolor paints, shake out my brushes and hunt down some watercolor paper... and paint the day away. I'm pretty excited about the results.

Once I started I easily got in the 'zone'.

Normally I am very controlled and tight with my art work. It takes me a lot to loosen up. My sister-in-law once advised to drink a glass of wine before I started to paint. It was too early in the morning to drink... so I decided to think 'painterly' and just let the paint flow.

I have alway drooled at how easy other artists made it look. A dab of color here, a drawn line there and ta-dah... a beautiful painting. I struggle to make my art look so carefree. I find I grip the brush too tight, get hunched up too close to my work and pre think every stroke I make. If I play some classical music and not think about what I'm doing, the art paints itself.

Go ahead... give it a try!!!