I strongly believe that you will produce your best work if you allow yourself to have a short session of “warming-up” before a more serious painting session. As any sportsperson would gently stretch and warm-up muscles, we can do the same artistically with a 15 minute session of fun stress-free painting. For me, there are a few simple rules. I am not aiming to produce a great piece and I tend to use “old” paper which removes any feeling of tension to produce. I usually set myself a time limit of approximately 20 minutes but, as this doesn’t allow drying time, it is highly likely I will return to it at the end of the day to “warm-down!” The play session usually has an aim, I tend to have a challenge in mind. This may be a new technique, a new pigment, a different brush, using only one colour….the list is endless.
Here are my eggs, taken from the fridge with an idea in mind. I would like to “eggs”plain, but I need to play further first! I have lots up my sleeve and today I made huge progress on producing the online tuition that I know many are waiting for…..not too long now hopefully!! Thank you all for being so patient!