|'Autumn Pleasures' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It made sense. If you don't practice then progress is going to be slow. Slow progress may be fine for some but for me it wasn't good enough. So I started doing a small daily painting. I cut out a stack of paper and set aside some pastels and reference photos. On my lunch break I would set a timer for 15 minutes and paint. The results were encouraging....I was becoming more confident and my paintings were improving.
|Starting with an out of focus block is a quick and easy way to start a painting|
TRY THIS: I know it is sometimes a challenge to make time to paint everyday but try to make time at least twice a week. I know it is also a challenge sometimes to decide what to paint! I like to set mini challenges for myself. I am introducing this weekly column to give you some ideas to jumpstart your painting time. Each week I will issue a new goal for daily practice. This week the goal is to get set up for more practice. Cut some paper....go through your photos... set up pastels in an area where you can leave them out and get ready to paint more often!