Techniques to Jumpstart Creativity.
COVID left me listless and uninspired. I finally set up an area to do watercolours and just started painting. My first attempt was cringe-worthy but I kept going and am now almost back into it.
- Purple Calla Lilies: My First COVID Effort
- Yellow Calla Lilies: Another Attempt
- Adding Watercolour to a Sketch of a Screw Pine
- Flame Tulip / Fire Dancer
- Working from Photos of Flag Irises
After 11 years of health issues, I was finally ready to start painting again so I began with a one-a-day creative project
- Trying to Jumpstart my Creativity – Week 1
- Trying to Jumpstart my Creativity – Week 2
- Trying to Jumpstart my Creativity – Week 3
Techniques in Mixed Media.
- Mixed Media Class 1: All About Transferring Images
- My first mixed media class – selecting images suitable for transfer
- I am frantically wondering, “Where’s the undo button?”
- Mistakes and more mistakes (using my scribbles painting as an example)
- How to do an image transfer, method # 1
- How to do an image transfer, method # 2
- Working with image transfers two years later
- Mixed Media Class 2: Using Spackling to Create Textures (Plus a Few Struggles)
- Basic acrylic/spackling mix and pressed textures
- Additions to spackling to create even more texture
- Glazing over the plaster/spackling textures
- Dry-brushing to bring but texture in mixed-media paintings
- First assignment: “And all I could do was remember…“
- Mixed Media Struggle 1: Using Photoshop to second guess myself on a problem painting
- Mixed Media Struggle 2: How do I stop centering everything?
- Mixed Media Struggle 3: Gesso is My New Undo Button
- Mixed Media Class 3: More Additions for your Paintings
- Adding texture with tissue paper and other ‘fragile’ papers.
- Adding texture with Corrugated Cardboard, a ‘heavy’ paper
- Real weeds applied to an acrylic painting