• Ingela Johansson, Zenart

10 ideas to let go of perfection in creating,

I woke up at 6 am and realized that today's painting workshop on color and landscape would be indoors,

so we started off with coffee and discussing what we wanted with the day. We came up with an overall theme:

The need to let go of perfection and allow yourself to play with creativity and color.

We got some inspiration from a master in landscape and color, David Hockney. The day went by so quickly and each one of us tried something that we had never done before, including me.

These are a few things of what we tried:

  1. A leftover wallpaper piece works well to paint on or use as a mixing palette.

2. You can sketch with a twig from a chestnut tree. Theresa calls it "literal landscape_painting". I enjoyed how it felt in my hand.

3. When you sketch on time 2 - 4 minutes you sometimes create masterpieces, because you let go of to much detail.

4. Sketching simple with a brush with color can help you see the composition, and try out different solutions for your artwork.