Fearless Friday, Bloom!
A recent post, Be Fearless! talked about the different ways people are creative, whether it’s in the kitchen, in the garden, an ability to teach or mentor, or an appreciative eye…and even though I am an artist, I have to remember to push myself too…
Starting today, Fearless Friday is going to be a weekly topic, featuring art and other fearless creations to stimulate your creativity and mine…
Edging out of your comfort zone is the only way to learn and grow…
“Bloom” was commissioned by a friend and is pictured unframed in her living room. It is currently being framed and will be hung directly above this sofa
Her house is gorgeous, and I was very flattered she asked me to paint for her
The secret to success is to study your subject first, do some sketches, and simply think about it
When I do acrylics, I try to paint quickly, keeping things fast and loose
It is also important to stop before you think you’re finished so you don’t overwork it. Live with your creation for a day or two, glancing at it occasionally, and then add a final touch or two if necessary
My personal fearless challenge is to explore new techniques and materials this summer, with the main focus on watercolor
Watercolor has always been a tricky medium for me, and definitely out of my comfort zone. I will share tips and tricks I discover, and show you ways to create your own masterpieces, even some without a paint brush…
Painting is just like everything else, practice, practice, practice. If you can do it everyday, just like exercising, even just for a few minutes, you will see results quickly
I recently heard about an “Art of the Month Club” called Sketch Box. It’s kind of like taking a class with everything you need provided in the monthly box.
Every month you receive a box filled with artist quality supplies and instructions to recreate the inspiration artwork included in the box. This is a great way to learn, and to sample a lot of different materials and techniques without investing a lot of $
My favorite on line art supply sources are:
Alabama Art Supply online and locations in Birmingham & Mobile
If possible, use professional art supplies for quality results and invest in good brushes
This post has not been sponsored by any companies mentioned here, I am just sharing sources
Have fun and Be Fearless!
I would love to hear your thoughts!
I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs