Tutorial 3. Warming up using newspaper

Like athletes and dancers, artists need to stretch and warm up every day.

Often people find it daunting to mark good paper, and so I suggest that newspaper, wrapping paper or inexpensive wallpaper lining be used.

In this one minute video I use watercolour and designer gouache on newspaper. The key is to just doodle until you relax.

Better to do an exercise like this for fifteen minutes a day, than to have painting marathons once a month! Have fun.

A Bientôt

8 thoughts on “Tutorial 3. Warming up using newspaper

  1. janetweightreed

    Good morning Shimon…..my sentiments, exactly. Have I told you how much I am enjoying the book ‘Henderson the Rain King’? I am reading several books, but this is one I don’t want to finish….Your recommendation:)

  2. Janet Williams

    Janet, I think your understand ‘Fear’ so well — to remove the fear. It’s true in so many things in life. I have to overcome fear to write in English as it is not my first language, and now I have an English blog! When I teach people origami (paperfolding), a lot of intelligent people suddenly can’t even fold a simple paper in half, or squash or pull. Fear can cause such a negative psychological effect. Fear of achieving (the completed bird) stops them at the first step (folding the paper in half)!

    What a lovely lesson from you. Thank you!

  3. janetweightreed

    Good morning Janet, Yes, I think it is fear that prevents we humans from doing so much….and it’s when we break through the fear that we are able to be fully in life and our creativity. Thank you for your lovely comment.


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