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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Splatter Paint for an Intuitive Start

Sometimes I find it’s hard to get started when facing a piece of blank white paper … maybe even a fear of failure, of not being good enough or that I don’t have the necessary skills. Sound familiar?

As overcompensation, I often find myself feeling compelled to stick too closely to reality, mimicking the reference photo or live set-up. I’m too tight, too controlled from the outset. So I look for a way to sidestep that negative head chatter and trick myself to jump in. Starting with a random pour-and-splatter process is a great way to jump-start the intuitive side of your brain with a playful approach. The ensuing patterns present myriad opportunities to challenge yourself with new thinking and techniques. ...

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