September 12, 2021

My favorite way to start a painting!

Here is a quick way to get paint down on paper, or even canvas. I love starting this way when I don’t have much time and want something to be bold and full of juice. It has everything to do with the way you apply the paint.

Let me show you…

Starting boldly or using different tools that aren’t necessarily found in an art store, can get you stretching beyond boundaries right away. It is a super-fast way to create rich, luscious backgrounds.

Tomorrow we are launching the Creative Breadcrumbs Challenge.
This concept of starting boldly will be very helpful for the artwork we will be creating together in the challenge.

Later today (Sunday, Sept 12th at 12 pm PDT), once these backgrounds dry, I will be returning to teach how to use stencils. It is one of the fastest, most amazing ways to make marks.

Click here to join the Creative Breadcrumbs Challenge!

Let us know in the comments how you create bold, first marks in your art.

See you later today at 12:00 pm PDT in our Challenge Pop Up Facebook Group or on our YouTube Channel to learn all about stenciling!

-Nicholas

PS: The Creative Breadcrumbs Challenge starts tomorrow, September 13th! It’s all about finding and making the art that brings you alive.

I hope you’ll join me!

Join the Creative Breadcrumbs Challenge.

Photo credit: Taelynn Christopher

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.