I find I like to take the familiar, exaggerate it, and throw in bunches of color to come up with new ideas for painting series'. My latest series obsession is a Fantasy Tree idea born out of my art journal sketch books. Read on to check out my Creative Process...
Doodling with charcoal in one of my many sketchbooks.
Refining the Fantasy Tree concept with graphite on Bristol paper.
Experimenting with the concept using Pebeo Cerne Relief dimensional paint and Pebeo Fantasy paints in my Moleskin mixed media painting ideas book.
Working out the Pebeo paints over gessoed watercolor paper for a test run.
"Purple Snow", 14in x 17in, fine art painting on paper,
Pebeo cerne relief dimensional and liquid alkyd Fantasy paints over acrylic.
And...must remember the GLITTER!
Hope this inspires you to grab a sketchbook (or 2 or 3 - I have MANY) and get to messing around. The lovely thing about a personal sketchbook is it is a place to get loose and BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF, letting crazy ideas percolate and surface for surprising results.
Now, grab a sketch pad and pencil, and get CREATING!
Happy Arting! :D Tristina