In the Pink – In a Blink.
I stare at my computer most all day for work.
Much of the rest of the time, I am looking at my iPhone.
We all need to give our eyes and minds and bodies a break.
When I have a half hour, I often take a walk.
When I just need to step away to regroup for five minutes,
I’ve been challenging myself to do a quick painting in under five minutes.
I just step away. Breathe. And try something new.
My art room is on a different floor from my home office, so I just step away a bit and escape for a few minutes. Art supplies always at the ready.
I might just try a different color paint than I typically use, a different style of painting, or a different size brush than I usually use. Anything just to clear my mind and regroup. I often come back to a task that was challenging me with a whole new perspective.
I have some scraps of failed paintings in a box that I can paint on the back of for practice, so I usually use those. Like I did for this one.
I typically just leave it sit and dry and walk away, go back to work, and then look at it later to see if anything emerges.
This one surprised me, and I kinda love it.
What do you do when you have five minutes and need to regroup?
Cheers & Hugs,
Daniel Smith Watercolors used: Raw Sienna, Perylene Violet, Permanent Rose, Cadmium Orange, Olive Green. Brush Used: Isabey #4 Cat’s Tongue Oval Wash.