I often start a painting session with a warm-up on paper. This loosens me up and gets the creative juices flowing. It also allows me to develop my skill and experiment with tools, color, mediums, and mark making, often generating new ideas for my work on canvas and wood panels.
In the winter of 2021, I enrolled in the Art2Life Creative Visionary Program by Nicholas Wilton. This was a 12-week intensive course offered yearly, covering all aspects of art making from color theory, design and value, materials and texture, to finishing techniques. This course was an invaluable experience in my creative journey.