I've been thinking a lot about purpose, painting and the fear that keeps us from doing the work we were meant to be doing. Sometimes it simply comes down to believing we aren't allowed to play with our paints. When did we exchange the fun of making a mess for taking ourselves so serious all the the time? You don't need to paint a masterpiece every time you face the canvas. Make a mess. Make a lot of art. Good art, bad art, just do it. And in the process you will learn about making your art. The most important thing is to JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT! <- <- Something you'll hear me say all the time in True Colors.
Now it's time to PLAY with the new palette - I hope to find you on Instagram. Tag @colorcrsuhcreative and use the hashtag #cccpalette51 for any work related to Truly Iconic or #colorcrushcreative for any colorful post. I can't wait to see your artwork and hope to feature your work on the feed!
Now let's have fun with our new palette - Truly Iconic. Inspired by our True Colors Guest Teacher and Featured Artist, Regina of Creative Kismet, this palette marks the return of bright and bold colors once again. The theme is inspiring as we look towards the things that we love and are close to our hearts. In our online lesson Regina teaches us how she paints her beautiful, and oftentimes iconic, women in her signature whimsical style.
I was inspired by her colors and the idea of painting what I love and took the opportunity to create a painting lesson featuring my signature icon - the red poppy. The palette colors are easy to achieve when mixing from the primary colors, but you will also find these as readily available premixed colors. Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green, Blue...just remember for a successful painting you should vary the value range and the amount you use of each color. What do you find iconic about your artwork? What theme shows up often and brings you joy? Let's simply start there!