I’m going to immerse myself on this trip to my painting and observation skills, with a goal of finding my style and actually committing to it.
When I saw the announcement for this workshop earlier this year, I jumped in to grab a ticket and wanted to spent time improving my work and painting/drawing skills.
I’ll update this post as the workshop progresses and more on my Instagram for you to join in!
Thank you for following along! I’ll update soon!
November 6 update:
Gathering guts and paraphernalia to go outdoors and paint! (Plein air much?)
I am back at my Bay Area studio, and to my regular routine of work and family life.
I sit at our dinner table and reflect on the weekend of fun sketch booking that I explored in Brooklyn.
A. Having a supportive family to nurture a creative practice is as important as the practice itself. This is what has supported my art, yoga, gardening etc. I write this in gratitude, for being able to reach and belong to such a support system and lifestyle.
B. Trust your work and trust the process. Be flexible.
C. Start going on and just spend 8-10minutes sketching your view, no matter what it is, a park, urban street, anything. Find a good spot to either stand or sit to begin. That’s it, just begin, read number 2., then just go for it! This is what I have been telling myself for the past week in my Niles studio and I love it!
D. When I doubt, come back to your sketchbook and this post, to gain confidence.
E. Find a likeminded community, or likeminded artists to share your creative practice with. Surround yourself with artists of various kinds, to allow a dialogue and change in perspective to improve and allow growth in your work