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The Creatives Mindset when it comes to Acrylic Painting Episode #110
It has been a few years since I've picked up a paintbrush and put paint to paper.
I quickly, well not so quickly, realized that there was something stopping me from picking it up again. With a two hour window to paint this past weekend, the creative mind in me waited for "Inspiration." I know better, and yet I researched the Internet, looked at old photos and paintings, and then an hour and a half later it hit me. Just get started! Move, because a parked car cannot be steered.
So, from a mind that wanted to control every step of the creative endeavor, I swung to a free flowing style of water color type application. I dipped the brush into the water and artfully dabbled water drops across the paper, followed by drops of thinned paint in several colors, watching the drops "bloom." Then ever so slowly, I stretched the blooms into a Monet type background first layer. I felt like a kid in Kindergarten with finger paints. It was pure joy until, as an artist you get to that point in your painting where you need to do a little more thinking about the next layer, other wise you may go to far. So I laid that paper aside and began a second.
This little painting exercise sparked the Creative Mind in me which had laid dormant for awhile. Now my brain is on overload as I look at everything around me and try to discern what colors I would use to paint. Would it be a realistic painting as a John Constable painting that I love, or more abstract?
I have sold many of the paintings I had but posted some pictures of them here. I would love to see a picture of yours if you would like to share them here in the comments or on my Facebook Page. I'd also love to invite you to join me on Friday's, 10-11 am PST on Clubhouse to hear about your Creative Endeavours. If you need an invite to Clubhouse, leave me a message so I can send one to you.
Thanks so much for spending your Moments with Moni.
Writer, Creative Story Teller and Podcast Host