Art Everyday Month Day 6! We are creating baby, really creating lots of artsy goodness here in the studio. By we, I mean me...lol but it sounds better if there's a crowd of us just hanging out sling paint, laughing, smiling and having fun. Well, there will be this afternoon or rather over at Swank Handmade Market and Coffee Shoppe in Southern Pines, NC. I worked on getting my final to-do's done last night for my class till the weeeee hours of the evening. We are going graffiti and while working on my samples--I wanted to show you how you can multi task while creating.
I had my new journal at the table while painting and I used it as a secondary palette to sample colors, practice with the stamps and pretty much mirror some of what I was doing on the canvas, onto the journal.
I then finished it off with a bit of scribble writing to frame it out. I think it looks cool! :)
For today's class, I'm going to feature a variety of techniques that will show the students how to create interesting backgrounds, layer their paint and marks they create and then finish off the canvas with funky lettering and enhanced details.
What ways can you multi-task your creative activities while working? You never know what you may come up with while experimenting, just try it!
Tip to make your pieces cohesive--try limiting your color palette to 3 or 4 main colors plus black and white (or other dark and neutral color). Carry your theme to other things you are doing, additional canvases, journal pages, collages, etc. Use different values of the colors within your palette to add interest. Don't be afraid to paint over some details. When adding layers and creating depth--its sometimes necessary to leave those intial layers behind so you can move forward and create a piece of work that truly has more meaning because of that depth.
Kinda like life. We build on our initial layers of who we are. They never go away but we do learn from them, expand our world because of them and become a person who is filled with experiences, stories, ideas, and memories because of everyday before today.
Treat your paintings and creations like life.
Tell your story
Work through the messy stages to emerge into all that is possible and beautiful
Enjoy the journey :)