10 ways to find inspiration for your creative projects

I originally wrote a version of this post just one month into my creative resolution. Almost two years later, many of these ideas still work for me! The biggest change since then? The inspiration I get from others through social media. Ten ways to find inspiration for your creative projects: Scroll through your feed or doContinue reading “10 ways to find inspiration for your creative projects”

What I’ve learned about art (and myself)

In the last six months, I’ve been on a creative journey. Here are the things I have learned through my creative resolution: Every time I sit down to paint, draw or create – whether it’s a success or failure – I learn something. Looking back at my lists of project ideas, helps me stay focused and completeContinue reading “What I’ve learned about art (and myself)”

Painting a Figure (Little Girl Digging – Part 2)

It’s hard getting back into a painting when a week or more has past! I’m so glad I made notes on how I mixed the colors and saved some of each color. It reminds me of a bread starter – not that I’ve ever used one! I added a little bit of my saved color to my new mixes toContinue reading “Painting a Figure (Little Girl Digging – Part 2)”

Defining paint color with help of the eyedropper tool (in Photoshop)

It has been three weeks since I last worked on my jellyfish painting. Isn’t it ironic that when I last worked on it, I wrote about it under the title, “Procrastination and Painting.” Seems like I’ve been procrastinating getting back to this painting! I know the reason why. I hit a stumbling block. I wasContinue reading “Defining paint color with help of the eyedropper tool (in Photoshop)”

Ice Cube Watercolor Palette

Yesterday, as I set up for my “winter” watercolor I had the best idea. Now, you may not know this but, I recently scrubbed my watercolor palette and set up my paints in the order of the color wheel. Most of the colors were straight from the tube, but I mixed a couple of them. (MyContinue reading “Ice Cube Watercolor Palette”

The paths our art projects take us on

Yesterday, as I thought about the “abstract” painting I just finished, I thought that it would be cool to paint something similar, but use the colors of sunrise/sunset – pink, orange, purple. I would love to blend them together in the background, the way they blend in the sky. I couldn’t wait to take picturesContinue reading “The paths our art projects take us on”

Procrastination and Painting

Today was the first day, in weeks, that I’ve had a quiet house, all to myself. The kids were at school, and my husband was at work. Perfect day to paint, right? Right! After a second cup of coffee, it was time to get started. But, first I had to clean out my pocketbook, throwContinue reading “Procrastination and Painting”

Do you paint flat or use an easel?

With a background in drawing and painting in watercolor, I was used to working flat at a table. When I showed up for my first acrylic painting class, I was (almost) surprised to find that everyone had an easel to work at. It felt strange painting at an easel – holding my arm up inContinue reading “Do you paint flat or use an easel?”

Coming up with ideas and finding inspiration for art projects

Although the other day, my breakfast – a sliced apple, inspired a new art project, ideas are not always so easy to come by. I sometimes get frustrated, when I want to work on a project, but don’t know what to do, or where to start. Here are some things that help me, when IContinue reading “Coming up with ideas and finding inspiration for art projects”

Mixing Colors – acrylic painting

I decided to dedicate a few hours today to painting in acrylics. But, I wasn’t necessarily going to focus on my current painting, bike on the boardwalk. I came up with the idea of setting up a couple of canvases on my table and moving from one to another. This way when I inevitabley gotContinue reading “Mixing Colors – acrylic painting”