I’m going to switch things up a little bit with the artist prompts. This time the idea is to throw paint or graphite or any other media at paper with no plan to begin with and then figure out what comes next, or what does it look like. This can be with any material for instance, I have a bunch of beach glass, driftwood and other things that I’ve found on the beach, that I want to throw together. Maybe the sculpting needs a little bit of preplanning but in general it would be fun to do with no plans. Maybe later we can go by color or medium, but in the meantime, I’m winging it!

The Basic Idea Behind the Spontaneous Art Project

I’m going to show what I’ve been working on in the last week. Something that started out without a plan but as it develops, needs some attention. I would think that all forms of art would be fun to create this way. I’d consider writing projects, engineering projects, gardening, photography, or any creative effort! This is all in an effort to free up the hand and the head.

What’cha got? I’d love to see what you come up with.

Unfinished Spontaneity

The backgrounds are the spontaneous part…but then what? I’ve been trying to figure this one out for a couple of days. I’ve penciled in a house but I’m not convinced. I started to practice painting faint images of running horses as if on a beach but I couldn’t make that work. So, I continued to stare at the paper and thought about an awkward fantasy house. Now I want to add a person dipping their feet into the “water” at the end of the driveway. I’m going to pencil it in but is what it needs or….I don’t know yet.

This one needs some work, so does the next one. I’ll post a finish image if I can come up with one, or I’ll move onto the next one, I don’t know. Please feel free to play along if you have any creative spontaneous project you’d like to share. Or need another eye to help on an image or can offer help! I’d be so excited to see what you’re working on. Let’s do this together! And let’s post fails as well as wins. Then we can discuss what can make the images better.

Spontaneous Art Fail

Once again I’m stumped by the foreground. Ok, so I’m working on more than one thing at a time. I can’t help myself, but just wait until you see all the sculptures I’m trying to throw together! Haha!