New class by Tara Leaver – check it out if you want to get more playful with your art. I’ve participated in another of her courses and keep returning for inspiration, as you have unlimited access once you buy it. The Charcoal class is on my list too!
It’s common in the art community to share half baked paintings among ourselves and celebrating a new one as soon as it’s done. Cheer each other on, and in the case of those who are already selling (or trying to) it’s important to always have a fresh feed on Instagram for instance. Show up regularly or be forgotten, just as it is with blogging.
I wanted some simple stencils for my latest WIP, and decided to cut them from botched “works on paper turned into test objects”.
When things go wrong because you think too much…
Ooops, I fell off the grid for a week due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather than try to catch up to the challenge #21daysinmyartworld I’ll leave the prompts for later postings when I have something to say or show. Today’s prompt is “show the largest painting you’ve ever done”. Mine is 21 years old and one of the few oldies still in my possession because it was on the wall of our old flat.
Uhoh – this could end up as a very long blog post! Tara’s prompt reads like this: Something that’s currently testing you, causing you trouble, or otherwise bugging you about your work.
Working on a million things, taking my good time finishing any of them. I’ve started making colour samples as little mini paintings in my sketchbook instead of just blobs on a row, here’s a couple to fill the gap (need to work on my figurative skills):