July 19, 2012 by Sarah
Yesterday I managed to fit in a sneaky mid-week painting session. Heaven! Since starting my Play to Win challenge, I’ve had the urge to break from painting landscapes and try something different – something a bit more playful. When my uncle put me onto New Zealand artist Piera McArthur, I found the style I was looking for.
Replicating Piera’s bright colours, squiggly lines and funny faces, I decided to have a play with this style – to learn something new, to forget about making things look natural and life-like and to just embrace the silliness of it all. And it worked. It took me back to being a kid again. It took me back to a place where I wasn’t afraid of making mistakes.
Needless to say, I left my painting class with a big smacker of a smile. My landscapes usually take me a few lessons to complete. But I managed to pull this one out of the bag in one 2 hour sitting..perfect example of finding flow!