Where does inspiration for painting come from? How to use that Inspiration to make a painting. Being inspired by autumn, Oak leaf acrylic painting
The great thing about painting is the more you paint the more you will be inspired. You will start to look at the world differently and nearly everything you see will make you think of how you can paint that. Inspiration can come from many places. Something as small as a reflection on a muddy puddle or as big as full-on mountain scenery.
Of cause, it also works the other way as well. The less you paint the less inspired you will feel and the fewer ideas you will see around you.
I first saw a photo on Pinterest that took my fancy and from that image, I developed this autumn leaf over an abstract background painting. I didn't copy the photo, it was just the idea of it that sparked my imagination. From there a series of paintings was born.
In day 16 of building a daily art habit, I am painting autumn leaves still. Can't get that lighting right in your painting? Not sure how shadow should be falling? How light effects your subject in a painting is of huge importance to your finished painting being successful or not. If there is no light we would all be sitting in the dark. I was having trouble with getting the light right on this autumn leaf painting. I was using my artist licence here and I had changed the direction of the light source. But It just wasn't looking right...
A day in the life of a working artist and mother.Thought you might be interested in. What does an artist do all day?6:30am wake up, have a cup of tea and check social media, acknowledge any comments, follows or inquiries.Do washing, make school lunches, take children to bus stop, take dog for walk. Neighbours dog coming too. Save neighbour’s dog from being attacked by other neighbour’s dog. Man that was stressful. Hang out washing, eat breakfast while starting to write this post.Finish my tea while answering a comment on Instagram. Look around hmmm- vacuuming needs doing, shower needs cleaning and...
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