Throughout my years of painting and teaching, I have heard many times the frustration of those who would like to explore their creativity, but seem unable to establish consistency in their work.
Remember it’s better to do a quick warm up exercise for fifteen minutes a day than to have marathon painting sessions twice a year!
I would suggest three elements be put into place to do this exercise.
1) Pick the same 15 minutes every day – make sure it’s a time that works for you.
2) Set up a small table, such as a card table, which doesn’t have to be moved or cleared.
3) Turn off mobiles, or any other potential distractions.
It takes 28 days to form a new habit. If you follow this simple format three things will occur….
Consistency, technical skills, and most importantly observational skills will improve.
You can read more about this in my book ‘The Apple Exercise’ which can be found on the products page of my website at http://www.janetweightreed.co.uk
In this one minute video, I am playing with paint….I am using white paper, however newspaper or anything else will be fine.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama.
I came up with the ‘Apple Exercise’ over 30 years ago because in principle it is very simple and effective.