today’s post on “letting go” hopefully will inspire you to just to get paint everywhere and not worry about what it looks like.

you’re just going to make a background!

beginning the process

start with a couple complimentary colors. my favorites to start with are yellows and reds and then a little bit of purple. The reds and the yellows make orange and then the purple makes the colors really stand out. love it!

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don’t worry about what it looks like. just spread the paint around.

add the complimentary color.

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add some bubble wrap love. and maybe some stencils…

one thing I forgot to mention: when I work on a background, I actually work on two! I focus on one of them and then I use the leftover paint to make the 2nd one. I hate having extra paint on my brush to just waste, so I wipe it and spread the left overs on the 2nd piece. that way I have 2 backgrounds! and they’re totally different! one is orderly and focused, the other is a prefect mess.

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the first one:

1st image

the second one:

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when I actually decide what to paint on these things, I’ll probably paint over it… but it’s a start! it’s so much easier to start painting on a canvas that is already messed up then it is to start a brand new painting on a blank one. so have fun! let go and get the paint out! :)

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