Years ago when my boys were toddlers I treated myself to a painting class once a week, thanks to my Mom who graciously watched my boys while I was in class. My watercolor instructor one day told me I should learn to draw with the brush. Just paint what was in front of me with out sketching it out first. And creating texture with your brush stroke. It can be quite freeing to simple start painting without drawing in the lines first. After finishing the painting The Journey I needed to free myself with a small painting. I had on hand a 5 x 5 inch gesso board that I have been wanting to try and found it quite nice to work on. Plus working in acrylics can be forgiving when you need to change your line that isn't quite right.
This is a good way to free yourself up after some intense painting sessions. I think I will stock up on some small boards just to be able to create a painting in one day. No wonder the painting a day is so popular. Almost like sketching only you are creating a painting that can be framed and sold.
Do you create small paintings to free yourself up?
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