Playing With Inchie Art
Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
I had to keep quiet about my BIG ART approach for a long time while I was building my class – it’s so fun to share with you now about it. I wanted to get playful, I made a little video for you that shows my process:
Inchies really do invite innovation, and discovery! Here’s my tips for making the most of inchie art:
- Carry your watercolor squares with you to make portable art.
- Explore one theme or pattern at a time.
- Make a lot of squares on one theme- 20, 50, or 150 squares.
- Make tiny variations with each new square.
- Exhaust each idea or theme before moving on.
- Assemble the pieces in various collections – in small and large collections, pairing and grouping different squares and exploring as many different variations on each theme as possible.
Large series inchie art serves two very important purposes:
- You’ll always know what you want to make art about, and
- You’ll develop your most creative, original ideas.
I love the way working in a series gives me countless ideas to explore and I almost never feel at a loss about what to create. I’d love to show you more of what I’ve been doing with my BIG ART approach – there’s 11 projects, 4 paint techniques, 11 drawing techniques, and creative jumpstart exercises, you’ll have countless ways to combine your inchies into BIG ART.
Click here to watch another fun video of the projects YOU can make:
I’d love to hear how you are using your inchies!