Do you ever just sit there staring at that big, white, blank piece of paper not sure where to begin?? Well, I think that happens to all of us, especially me. My painting time is somewhat limited and on occasion I feel almost forced to sit and paint but I’m just not in the groove, so what is a girl to do??
Here is a quick and easy tip to get you going. Plus it is also great for beginner artists to practice drawing what they see.
I use my watercolor sketchbook but you could use any type of drawing pad.
Pick any object and place in front of you. In this example I used some dried hydrangea flowers I had in a vase. Now with your pen choose a place to start drawing but do not look down at your paper. You want this to be a blind drawing. Just follow along the outside edge of the shape. No going back and erasing either! Yes, it will look a bit crazy, especially at first but the more you do it the better it will look. And the whole idea here is not to make a beautiful drawing but to get your mind switched over to the creative side! It’s funny how that actually works.
Once I had the pen work done I added some very loose watercolor paints. Lots of drips of water and then drop in a bit of color. Keep thinking loose and luscious, a lot of detail is not needed.
Here is a photo of the hydrangea’s I did. If you give this a try, share your photos- I would love to see them!