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Where does inspiration for painting come from? How to use that Inspiration to make a painting. Being inspired by autumn, Oak leaf acrylic painting

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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.

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Day 29 Building a Daily Art Habit. 30 minute warm up paintings. transferring photocopy words to a canvas.

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Day 29 Building a Daily Art Habit. 30 minute warm up paintings. transferring photocopy words to a canvas.

Today on building a daily art habit I discuss the value of daily painting exercises. I do some more on the backgrounds of my teacup painting and for my apple painting. I will be trying to transfer some photocopy words on to my painted canvas. This is what I got done today. It felt like a weird mix of painting, but fun! Now what's the difference between doing painting everyday and doing a painting everyday. Well in this series I wanted to reestablish a habit of painting everyday but not necessarily doing a finished painting every single day. I briefly...

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Day 14, Building a Daily Art Habit. Abstract Background 2, Finding Time to Paint.

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Day 14, Building a Daily Art Habit. Abstract Background 2, Finding Time to Paint.

Day 14 of building a daily art habit. Can never find the time to paint? Feel you don't have enough hours in the day? Want to use your time wisely? How do you find time for what you really want to do. In this blog I will be talking a bit about this while I do Number 2 abstract background.  In my video, I don't have a lot of time for painting ( ironically enough)  and I finish painting before I finish talking, so I have added in this blog what I didn't get to say in the video.  First...

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Day 13, Building a Daily Art Habit. Get up early and fun abstract background.

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Day 13, Building a Daily Art Habit. Get up early and fun abstract background.

Today is day 13 of building  a daily art habit. Today I am doing a background for an autumn leaf picture. This background will represent water in an abstract way. Also the joys if getting up early. I may be saying that sarcastically, but seriously I do think it's a good idea.  Sometimes I just want to play with paint. You know like a kid. Just enjoy the process. Not take it all so seriously. This kind of background really lets you do this as there is not a lot of control about the finial outcome.  So just get out...

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Day 8, Building a Daily Art Habit. Easy background continued for Poppy Painting and Dealing with Artist Block

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Day 8, Building a Daily Art Habit. Easy background continued for Poppy Painting and Dealing with Artist Block

On Day 8 of building a daily art habit I am going to talk about artist block. Have you had a break from painting and can't get back into it? Don't want artist block to be something you have to deal with? Is artist block even a real thing? I will be painting the next step on a poppy painting while I talk about these issues. First off, for the painting. If you are interested in Painting flowers and are having trouble getting your colours to pop. I will link here a blog of how to paint these type of...

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