Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic week! Today I am sharing an acrylic painting that was inspired by Annie Hamman’s Fearless Expression lesson in Life Book 2016. This was an exercise in just diving in, playing and having fun, experimenting with new colors and strokes and not being concerned about the end result. To not be so precious with the painting. If you have a child – switch out with them, let them take over for a bit and don’t be afraid of them “messing up” your work!
If you don’t have children, like me, then switch out with your inner child! Go at the painting with the intention of just “seeing what happens” if you throw paint there, or try out that crazy color…
I have to tell you – when you let go of that worry and that need to be precise and churn out a masterpiece, WOW! It is liberating, and FUN!
I did sketch this girl out beforehand, but she formed her own personality as the paint was applied. Artist’s Loft and Liquitex acrylic paint were used to add layer over layer. I am still new to acrylics, so this was a small challenge for me, but going into it without fear was a big help! I stopped when I started to get too fussy, and returned later when I loosened up again. Posca paint pens in white and black finished up the details.
I dig her bold fiery hair. 🙂
- Acrylic paint – Such as Artist’s Loft, Liquitex Basics
- Posca Paint Pens (White & Black)
- Fabriano Watercolor Hot Press Papaer 11 x 14
This was a fantastic lesson in the journey of letting go, and I will certainly be doing it again! Experimenting with techniques and colors we wouldn’t have tried otherwise is also a great teacher. How many opportunities do we miss because we are too afraid to try?
Thank you for stopping by today. Go and grab some paints and paper or canvas and just dive right in and see where it takes you! I’ll see you all soon!
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