Three things that kickstart my creativity...
🎨 Work-ready space. It makes a huge difference if you have an area that doesn’t need to be cleared off after each paint session. I always have a fresh basin of water on my work table along with paint, brushes and collage scraps.
🎨Work-in-progress pieces. This could be anything that calls for your response when you look at it or walk by it ( not in a drawer or buried behind the canvas). A second pass of paint, a new mark or maybe an added collage element. One gesture prompts the next and before you know it, you’ve sparked your creativity and are ready to move onto the more serious pieces.
🎨Good lighting. I tend to get sleepy, bored and uninspired when the environment is dim and gloomy. You can’t beat natural lighting but when it isn’t available, I rely on bright ceiling fixtures and task lighting. This is especially helpful if you’re like me and enjoy painting through the night and into the early morning hours.
💡 Take note of what works for you and what doesn’t during the creative process.