|'Silent Awe' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available for purchase $145
Having a passion for your subject leads to more passionate paintings.(tweet this)
Being drawn to a subject isn't enough. We need to know WHY we are excited about it before we can figure out how to express it in the painting.
|My WHY BOARD with the 'why' for the sunset painting|
How to use the Why Board:
- When planning your painting it always helps to start by asking yourself why you are drawn to your subject. Now instead of thinking it (and possibly forgetting) you jot it down on the board. I even wrote down a potential title for the painting.
- Prop up your Why Board near your easel. As you paint you should be stepping back. When you step back glance at your board. Are you still on track with your 'Why'? Do the choices you are making fit your initial concept ?
- If you have gone off track you can at least decide if you like the new direction. If not you can evaluate and decide how to get the painting to better express your concept....your WHY.
Now simply erase the board when you are done and it is ready for the next painting! I love the Dollar store!