Three Paint Strokes

Our first art practice is to get started with seeing how your paint, your brush, and your hands apply paint. 

Start off by choosing three colors, they can be your favorite colors if you like. I think it the practice will work best if you choose one warm, one cool, and dark color. 

One you have chosen your colors make three bold painting strokes, once with each color. Make sure to stay awake in your eyes and in your hand and take in all of the information you can about how it looks and how much pressure you put on your painting surface. Make the strokes with as much speed as you like and please do not fallow any rules. 

Let the paint dry at least 80% if you can wait.

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Once the paint has dried then grab a pen or a pencil of any kind and create a shape. Maybe the shape is an animal, a person, or just a shape. The shape should cut through the paint strokes to break up the solid forms. Try to be as intense with this section of the practice as possible. Do not let your mind get a chance to decide what the picture should be. 

Now that you have made this shape with the pencil or pen you are done with the piece for now. Step back form the painting and let your imagination tell some stories of what the picture is or what it should be. Try not to paint on this picture for at least 2 hours. If you need to apply paint grab and old painting or drawing that is right and paint away on it. 

I hope you enjoy. 

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