This painting above is from a series I'm playing with to explore the sky in new ways.
For many artists, painting a series of paintings is a way to explore a particular theme or subject matter in depth and an effective way to push your creative boundaries. It allows you to experiment with different techniques and styles and gain a deeper understanding of a subject matter. At the same time, painting a series also enables you to experiment with various color schemes and compositional elements.
In addition, painting a series can be an excellent way to build momentum and keep the creative juices flowing. Once you complete one painting in a series, you often find it easier to complete the rest. As such, painting a series of paintings can be an inspirational and productive way for you to work, and it can also provide a welcome sense of structure and focus.
Working on a series of paintings helps you develop a stronger visual language that will ultimately help you to communicate your ideas more effectively. You can be more innovative and think outside the box when working on a series. Every painting requires its own unique approach, and each one presents an opportunity to learn and grow as an artist.
At the same time, seeing a series of paintings come together can be immensely gratifying. It's a reminder that our hard work pays off and that we're capable of producing something beautiful.
But where do you find inspiration when you need to paint a series of paintings? One approach is to choose a theme and then brainstorm a list of possible subjects that could fit within that theme.
Once you have your list, you can start sketching out ideas for each painting. Another approach is to choose one painting as your starting point and then use it as a springboard for the rest of the series.
A series can be helpful if you find yourself getting stuck creatively. By looking at one painting in a new light, you may be able to see it in a whole new way and come up with fresh ideas for the rest of the series.
In the Painter's Masterclass I help you create a series paintings while learning color and composition techniques through targeted exercises. You receive private feedback on your series with action steps to help you improve. Get on the waitlist today.
Whichever approach you choose, remember that the key to painting a successful series is to allow yourself to be open to inspiration in all its forms.