Practice Paint Sketching
Practice painting. Practice painting small warm ups. Repeat over and over.
Think paint sketching on small, pre-measured watercolor paper (such as
6x9 inches or 10x10 inches) OR a full sheet of watercolor paper (usually 22x30 inches) - divide and mark the size you want.
Practice painting on all of the warm ups at the same time. Paint all over
each warm up. Now you're paint sketching!
I tape the warm up paintings to a piece of foam board, or something similar.
This helps keep the series together and, just as important, helps me focus on developing a series. The more I practice on the small sizes, the larger
sizes will feel familiar... but only larger!
Practice different subjects, different styles, different famous paintings etc.
You are practicing lots of multiple paint sketches. Remember to have an old, discarded mat handy because it helps isolate the image from its surroundings.
Bonus - No idea what to paint?
this paint sketch exercise!
To see how I do this click on the video link below.
Don't forget. Watch the video!
to view BobBlast Issue 75
"Practice Paint Sketching" video.