July 31, 2022

Try this to get your art going

Do you ever get to your studio so excited and ready to paint only to find that what you’ve been working on isn’t that great? We’ve all been there, and it can be a letdown. So I want to share with you a fun solution that quickly gets me engaged with the work again. It could help you too.

Take a look…

Playing with contrasts, painting lights over darks and darks over lights, is an easy way to get going again without thinking or judgment. As you go, visible remnants of the early layers emerge, creating a rich history of your process and adding so much to your story. It’s a cool trick to get out of the way of yourself and bring the work back to life!

Do you ever do this with your work? Let me know in the comments.

In this week’s Art2Life Podcast, I have an awesome conversation with brilliant entrepreneur and artist Chad Little. Chad is so accomplished in many areas and his realistic/stylized paintings are next level and yet, he keeps pushing his boundaries. It’s inspiring to hear how he does it and what he’s searching for. I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday!

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Have a blast art-making today


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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.

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