Friday, February 10, 2017

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Creative Boredom

Watercolor on Yupo - 11x14

Creative boredom is real. It happens to the best of us whether we paint, cook, garden, sew, arrange flowers, decorate or sculpt. Our creative muscles need to be exercised in different ways. Monotony can set in quickly when the creative pursuit is performed too often and in the same way. 

When you start to feel bored or tired or uninterested in your artistic hobbies it is time to switch things up a bit. Try a new approach, new materials, a new location, new subject matter. Or completely switch gears and learn a new craft. 

I love watercolor but am constantly painting different subjects, trying different techniques or using different papers like the yupo paper shown above. Using a slick surface for watercolor is quite a challenge and I played with stamps, plastic wrap and some ink for added artistic fun.