Dana Lynne Andersen suggests that her students paint on newspaper to get away from the idea of a blank canvas. Sometimes she gives people just eight colors, and two minutes to cover the paper. Not much time to think:
“As an art teacher, I’m a midwife, a facilitator. You can gauge the process and tell, this person is ready to abandon the rules altogether, go for it. Just paint. You need a road from the inner to the outer, and once that’s there, once you can get a feel for it, it’s more about learning how to nuance it so you stay in it, and, when you start to get out of it, how to get back in it.”
Whatever your medium of expression, find ways to catch yourself off guard, to allow your expression to be spontaneous.
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