So week two of our wondrous weekend series, and we’re excited to share about one of our biggest hobbies: PAINTING. Now before you freak out because you “aren’t artistic”, we have painting ideas that you can do too. Yes, EVERYONE can paint. We promise. And even if your first painting isn’t very good (like our first one, below), it’s no big deal. Because as they say, practice makes perfect. And it’ll be nice to be able to look back at your very first one and realize how far you’ve come. And through time, you’ll be able to come up with a style that works best for you, and develop it from there. You’ll notice that we each tend to lean in different directions, each with our own unique styles. To make things easy for you all, we’ve put some of our favorite paintings into various categories. Find which one works for you, and enjoy!
These paintings are always fun, inspired usually by a scripture or pinterest quote/saying. Don’t feel bad doing exactly what you see online, it’ll still get your creative juices flowing and you’ll find satisfaction in what you’ve accomplished.
These are usually unplanned paintings that flow from how we’re feeling that day. They range from landscapes to random shapes and designs. If you find yourself not knowing where to start, simply look out your window or online and paint what you see. Don’t worry too much about being overly realistic. It takes years of practice (which we definitely haven’t had) to get to the point where your paintings mimic photographs.
This a more unique style (so unique that Jo doesn’t do them because she doesn’t know where to start). When I say prophetic, we don’t mean crazy Paul-esque visions. As you can see, I’m clearly at a very beginning level. These “prophetic paintings” are usually inspired by a dream/picture I felt was from God or something I learned through a recent trial.
Random, Took Some Time
These paintings were ones that we worked on for weeks, sometimes a month. They were pretty difficult due to the detail in each of them, but it was definitely worth it. If you’re willing to spend more than just a couple days on a painting, we’d recommend trying something a little more detailed. But still, have fun with it!
We hope we’ve inspired you, we know our paintings aren’t exactly at a prestigious level yet, and even though we said at the beginning that practice makes perfect, we suppose a better way to put it would be that practice makes IMPROVEMENT. So don’t stress, you can do it!
Kat and Jo