Are you looking to paint looser?
A few years ago I decided I wanted to paint with more freedom. I believe our approach to painting is a reflection of our personalities.
Highly detailed realism, which I started out trying to learn, was never a good fit for my personality as I am just not a detailed particular type of person.
So I decided to paint in a way that was more natural for me.
As a result, I started painting a lot looser.
And it freed me up to the point painting became a joy.
The video above is an example of my approach now to painting.
I use big brushes, luscious amounts of paint, and bold mark-making.
I definitely don’t try and paint details, and I am no longer concerned about painting in a way where I accurately replicate a photo or subject.
Painting looser has changed the way I feel about painting.
Now I love to paint as much as I can. I love pushing paint around.
Is painting looser right for everyone? Probably not. Some people are suited to highly detailed perfectly rendered realism.
But for a lot of people painting looser can free you from the constraints you may currently feel about your painting.
Come and join us for the “Loosen Up Your Painting Challenge”
It’s 100% free to join us for the live painting challenge.
Head to the link above to register and join the challenge
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