When I was a kid, I thought artists were only famous people like in the history books. Fair enough, history is filled with them. However, I have since learned that art itself is pretty adaptable and it seems to be available to anyone with an open mind and a willingness to try something new. With those two things, I have found that being creative in art can be quite doable.
Take painting, for instance. Because of some very generous people in the world plus the internet, there are a lot of painting tutorials. Recently, I have been researching how to paint an ocean, beaches, and waves for a project I am doing for a friend.
I found one that I decided to try. I have to be honest here, I didn’t have anything fancy when I began. I used notebook paper for my palette, my paint colors were slightly incorrect, and since I was out of paper towels, I substituted toilet paper for wiping brushes. Not glamorous by any means, but hey, it worked!
Here is the link to the tutorial I used. https://stepbysteppainting.net/2021/01/27/how-to-paint-a-wave-duo-painting/. I did the single, but there is an option to paint two. Also, towards the bottom of the linked page, there is a video.
After I finished, I was rather proud of myself. I am definitely not a master painter by any means, and you know what? That is very ok because we don’t have to be highly skilled or perfect. If you don’t think you can do art, I encourage you to try it anyway. Maybe choose a medium you are interested in or drawn to, and just see. You may surprise yourself, too!
Oh, last thing. I added bling to my picture!! What do you think? Pretty cool! Let me know if you give art a try. I’d love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading!