There are days when everything flows and then there are days like . . . well, like . . . . today.
I’m still playing around with different techniques for painting. That may seem odd as it took me 15 years to become fairly proficient with one technique – so why change up now?
Boredom, for one. Creativity, for another.
So this post isn’t as much of a ‘what to do’ as it is ‘what I do until I get to the what to do’ part. Follow me?
Call it my “creative process”.
Yeah, that sounds better.
While you’re still pondering that alliterate sentence, I’ll warn you – this post has a ton of photos. Again, most of them are ‘what not to do’ my creative process until I arrive at a method or technique that I like.
And one that I think novice painters can do too.
I’ll just keep rambling while you look at the pics, okay?
You see, I adore Queen Anne’s Lace, which probably comes from being a florist in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s.
Back then every bridal bouquet I did had baby’s breath.
Brides loved baby’s breath.
After umpteen weddings I couldn’t bear to look at baby’s breath and I developed a penchant for Queen Anne’s Lace.
Even though, technically speaking, Queen Anne’s is really a weed.
But I love it.
And I like to paint what I love.
I mean, it’d be kinda silly to paint what I didn’t like, right?
Or maybe, sick and twisted?
And even if I was sick and twisted, I wouldn’t actually let people know it.
That’d be downright nutty.
Uh-oh. I maybe in trouble here because I am just a wee bit nutty.
Just a tad.
I mean, would a non-nutty person do a post within a post . . .
. . . with over 20 pictures of a project they don’t even like?!?
. . . and include captions on each photo to describe how to paint the picture that they don’t like?
Unless, of course, said nutty, or maybe non-nutty, person is just being candid . . .
. . . and revealing
. . . about their ‘creative process’.