When I paint, I forget everything else. It’s just my paint, my brushes and I.
All the troubles of the world go away. And right now, it’s so important to disconnect from the world, from the things we can not control.
Take a break, breathe, let go, follow the flow!
While you are home, create, make something with your bare hands!
Create something, something beautiful, something messy, it doesn’t matter.
Something that is yours, something that makes your mind flow!
It can be anything: a watercolour, a cake, a dress, magazine's pages cut and glued on a blank page, a origami, a code, a photo montage, a video about something you are passionate about. You don't have to show it to anybody. This is for you.
What I want to share with you is a video of me mixing my paint before paintings. This step is already the start of the creation: creating colours. And it is a very relaxing step, that builds the foundation of the bigger creation that is coming.
Create one step at the time.
After choosing what I am going to paint, and preparing my canvas, I mix my paint: different value, different saturation.
I have 10 colours and white on my palette, and from those 10 colours, I can create as many colours as I want.
I mix the main colours and create a value ladder (lighter, darker for example). That gives me the ground to build from.
Every steps in a creation is a way to relax and take a break from all the stress surrounding us at the moment!