No theme? No idea what to paint… but you are so studio-ready to paint!
Try this idea - SHAPES!
No theme, just shapes. Collage shapes, patterns, blank paper shapes, cut-out forms, irregular pre-cut and different sizes!
Choose a shape:
Think different color combinations and dramatic composition designs to start painting.
In this video, I start with the basic shape of CIRCLES… thinking organically - circles, ovals, curves. I use gel medium to glue the circular shapes onto 300 lb Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper. My collage material is black tissue paper and black & white collage paper I have painted myself.
You may be thinking about a focal point… my demo is all black and white so I won’t be relying on one colorful focal point. Instead, I think about using composition to create an area that will grab attention above all others.
This simple exercise of using shapes can jumpstart and propel me into a new theme - I can develop this idea into new paintings. I am having fun with a new series of circular shapes floating in space!
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