Hints of a Christmas Rose
If we walked into a gym we would always warm up before going straight into very serious exercise. When we paint it is a wonderful discipline to do the same thing. To free our mind and get us into the quiet place in our minds where we need to be to connect with our creations. I always start each painting session with several small " warm up" pieces. I explore a variety of colour combinations in each . I will often try new ideas to achieve a huge variety of results.
My saying for today is
" An exercise a day keeps the painting blues away"
1) When was the last time you painted just for fun ?
2) When did you experiment last or try something completely new?
A child will paint without fear purely enjoying the bliss of being able to create. That joy is something we often lose as adults by our obsession with always having to paint masterpieces suitable for framing,selling or exhibiting.
In 2010 I aim to bring back joy and adventure into art on this blog.......and I will find a way of setting challenges for friends and followers to join in with each month if they wish.