Being aware of all the different sensations around me as I take a walk is a great way to provide some inspiration for painting, being “in the moment” as they say. Use your senses and really take in the world around you.
The smell of the fresh air can trigger a memory or a different focus on a scene. Watching the movement of the clouds or the changing colors of the sky helps me to get lost in a vision and into a new world.
I close my eyes and feel the wind on my face imagining other days and times. Touching the smooth texture of leaves or the rough bark of a tree will rekindle memories of places I’ve experienced.
It’s times like these that my mind starts to wander and I envision new and evolving scenes that often become my next painting.
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