By Flora S. Bowley
Undertake a spontaneous, daring, and fearless method of portray as a strategy of discovery—one that leads to lush and colourful entire works that would beg to be displayed. This inspiring and inspiring ebook for either amateur and skilled painters teaches find out how to create colourful, intriguing, expressive work via quite a few innovations, combining easy, useful portray ideas with cutting edge own self-expression.
Flora S. Bowley's enjoyable and forgiving method of portray is predicated at the inspiration that “You don't start with a preconceived portray in brain; you leave the portray to unfold.” Illustrating the right way to paintings in layers, flowers delivers the liberty to hide up, re-start, wipe away, and alter classes again and again alongside the best way. unforeseen and distinctive compositions, colour combos, and material look as you permit your work to emerge in an natural, unplanned means whereas operating from a spot of interest and letting move of fear.
—Learn recommendations for operating with brilliant colour and heading off mud.
—Make wealthy and sundry marks with quite a few unforeseen tools.
—Break compositional rules.
—Embrace nonattachment on the way to continue exploring.
—Keep momentum via relocating your physique and staying positive.
—Work with what's operating to permit move of struggle.
—Connect extra deeply to the area round you to stick inspired.
—Embrace layers to create wealthy complicated paintings.
—Find rhythm by way of spiraling among chaos and order.
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Be playful with how you use rags … your options are endless. indd 50 12/8/11 2:31 PM 12/8/11 1:57 PM (RAY) Text (WF Fogra29)Job No:12-27518 Title:RP-Brave Intuitive Painting #175 DTP:204. Page:50 001-089_275 001-089_275 8/11 2:31 PM 8/11 1:57 PM g 0 Prompts Wrap the rag around your pointer finger and drag this finger through wet paint to reveal the color underneath. Add wet paint to your canvas with a rag. Bunch up your rag and drag it through large areas of wet paint. Spray water onto wet paint and then drag your rag through this area.
Start this challenge by choosing colors you don’t typically work with. Work on a large sheet of paper or canvas … the bigger the better. Let go of your need to paint something pleasing or beautiful. nobody needs to see this but you. paint quickly and passionately. explore. be daring. When you are done, write the word perfect over the top of your new creation. indd 33 33 12/8/11 11:43 AM 12/8/11 1:57 PM (RAY) Text (WF Fogra29)Job No:12-27518 Title:RP-Brave Intuitive Painting #175 DTP:204. Page:33 beIng gentle wIth yourself (anD OtHerS) There are plenty of opportunities in our lives to strive, push, compare, compete, and struggle.
I personally love to use color in ways that surprise, delight, and breathe vibrant life into my paintings. indd 58 12/8/11 11:41 AM 12/8/11 1:57 PM (RAY) Text (WF Fogra29)Job No:12-27518 Title:RP-Brave Intuitive Painting #175 DTP:204. Page:58 001-089_275 001-089_275 8/11 11:41 AM 8/11 1:57 PM g 8 thE color WhEEl This handy tool was first designed by Sir Isaac Newton and has been used widely to understand color ever since. Keep in mind that entire books are written about color theory, but for the purposes of this book, I will present some simple, effective, and fun tips on color that will help demystify color theory and allow you to play with the infinite possibilities held inside the rainbow.
Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style by Flora S. Bowley