Look what came in the mail from Stampington & Company...nothing like new art supplies to get those creative juices flowing! I've never tried the Dina Wakley acrylics but am excited to try them as they are non-toxic and vibrant. The tubes are cute and tiny though they carry the same amount of paint as my Liquitex tubes but these fit into my pochade better (very exciting for summertime travels).
Flora Bowley's book titled Brave Intuitive Painting is based on her workshop which I took several years ago and was the impetus for connecting the abstract and canoe work I was creating at the time. It was just one sentence in the entire workshop that was the 'aha' moment for me so I'm looking forward to more inspiration. Plus the images are bright and colourful...just my style.
I remember being taught the necessity of adding greys to artwork to give the eyes space to rest but I just absolutely love, love, love colour! My house is neutral, greyed greens and taupes and browns, so I love the bright colour against the walls. It makes me happy. Just one of those instances where rule breaking is necessary.