What am I doing today ? Getting back into it , I actually started yesterday starring at a blank sheet of paper wondering how to get back to it .
I want to share what works for me when I have been away from my easel and or
sketchbook for a while . We all have our own ways to restart but I thought I would share what works for me.
First I set my priorities : Mine are God , Family and Painting But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Second I go back to what I know, a review of sorts. A few favorite brushes, simple palette auerolin yellow, permanent rose , cobalt blue and lots of paper .
Third I take out some of my favorite art books looking for inspiration and then I begin with Bob's Blobs . Those of you who have taken classes from me know I love Robert Wade's Bob's Blobs as a great practice and exercise . Where you just put paint on little squares with no idea where you will end up . I did two sheets before lunch , I guess I was thinking water , trees, and landscape when I did these , Lol !
This afternoon I continued using my books doing little lessons and exercises that are in them and then finally went for two of my own from my recent photos of Maine . I hope you enjoy seeing them and that you are inspired to open your sketchbook and stand at your easel and get back into it . No excuses on why you couldn't paint over the holidays ( I didn't either ) but now it is time to get back to practicing and painting what you love .
I hope you enjoy seeing these and that they encourage you to get back to it .