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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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30-Minute Paintings

When you lead a busy life, as most of us do these days, easel time can be elusive. Knowing that time is short imparts an urgency to the painting process that impedes productivity and success. You become locked into negative, circular thinking and ultimately blocked.

Whatever the reason for your creative block, this “short shots” exercise is designed to get you back to your easel with positive results. You will do a series of 30-minute paintings on small panels using a timer and simple still-life elements. Your goal is not to produce finished paintings. Your goal is to launch yourself back into your creative process, to mix color, to think on all the levels that painting requires, to jump back into the intensity that you feel ...

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