Roses on my Easel
Work in Progress
At the end of every painting session in my studio I always leave a work in progress on my easel that I know I can look forward to completing when I return. This means I leave in a happy state of mind, lighthearted and with more than enough enthusiastim to pick up my brushes the next day.
I know "life" can often get in the way of our having peaceful and happy creative time. By making myself stop at the end of the day on a high , I find myself looking forward to painting again each time I put my brushes down. Especially when a painting looks great during the creative process as stopping at this point consistently keeps me on a "painting high".
I'm hearing a lot of artists recently tell me they don't feel like painting, or they have lost their muse.
I find working in this way stopping on a high when painting really helps me. So I thought I would share my " happy" routine.
Even if your paintings haven't worked out there is nothing to stop you just putting some favourite colours on a scrap of paper to close your painting session in order to lift your mood.
It works for me.
Pretty roses in watercolour. A joy to paint and even more joyous to look forward to completing as a finished painting.