One thing that I have really grown fond of these last few months is painting. I am by no means an artist with a paint brush, but it is a very relaxing feeling swiping some paint against a canvas to express yourself. The hardest part for me when beginning a new project is always the planning and so I have devised a few ways to get through that artistic block and begin putting out some work that I would enjoy seeing myself.
First would be to find the style and medium you are most comfortable working in. I have chosen acrylic paints and a bold colour scheme because it is a bit easier when starting to paint. There’s no fear of mixing eh wrong colours together or ending up with a shade you weren’t quote hoping for.
Next you should put down your idea on paper, whether it is a written plan or a quick sketch of how you want the final product to look. I usually do a few scribbles in my notebook before beginning so that I keep a clear image of what I want to create in my head. Otherwise, it is easy to get sidetracked and confused while you’re in the middle of the project and the final product could look completely different that you were aiming for.
The most important thing would be to put all those inhibitions behind and just start painting. Once you get the feel of a brush or the texture of the paint it is easier to work towards what you want to see on the canvas. Something I usually do is test the paints and brushes on a spare canvas so that I know how fast it will dry and how many layers I will need to use.