In today’s piece, I did everything differently. I used heavy body paints through my stencils, I put papers down to block out the arrangement, used and extra hard charcoal pencil and a few other things, that aren’t my usual way to create.
I did this to experiment and learn some new things.
The quote that was the inspiration for my experimenting – “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” by Arthur Ashe. I love it when you read a quote you’ve read so many times before and in the moment it speaks to you.
Sometimes when we start something that we’ve never done before, we fumble around a bit and are uncomfortable, which is what happened in this piece.
But the most important thing that we can do to grow is to start…. start when we don’t know what we’re doing, start and learn your way through.
We can never grow until we start…… I share more about it in the video.
Supplies used: 12 x12 mdf board, gesso, scrap and vintage paper, Liquitex matte gel, heavy body paint – (Golden – Quin magenta, prussian blue, naphthol red, Quin nickel azo gold, permanent violet, teal, indian yellow, van dyke brown) Windsor & Newton – hookers green, deep turquoise, Lukas acrylic – artic and fern, charcoal pencil in ext soft & hard, Soho soft pastel, spray fixative, 1/2 inch brush and small detail brush
Have a good week…
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.