Working in a Series.
Exploring a variety of ways to paint one subject can be an exciting journey. Doing a series means you don't have to come up with a new idea every time you do a painting. Working beyond the original concept really inspires your creativity. As usual, it's a good idea to do a number of preliminary sketches and choose the best one. Another helpful hint is to make notes of your journey so you can retain what worked and what didn't. Maybe you have a favorite subject to work with. Or you're stuck in your creative journey and need a new direction.
As a demo for a class I was teaching last summer, I was using an image of the old red barn on the farm where I grew up (Iowa). That inspired me to do the barn in different seasons. So here's what came out of it:
Tune in next week for some ideas to use in creating your own series. Happy Painting!