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December 9, 2022

Art Prompts for December 2022

In my new Create with Intuition series, I provide two art prompts every month – an intuitive prompt in the form of a word or phrase to explore, and a visual prompt.

Intuitive Prompt: “Should”

This word brings up different things for different people, especially in December when there are usually a lot of things going on. So I wanted to explore what sort of feelings does that bring up for you – What should you be doing right now? What should you have done yesterday? Who says you should? Do you think you should? Let your feelings around this topic guide the decisions you make as you create today.

Visual Prompt: Contrast

Photo Collection for Inspiration

For this month’s visual prompt, we are incorporating the visual concept of contrast. This could be anything from contrasting colors, textures, or objects – anything where one thing is not like another.

Tutorial Video

In the following video, I go through my process of being inspired by these prompts. I ended up being inspired by a photo of a brick wall contrasting with a painted white wall separated by a crack, and how it reminded me of all the things I “should” be doing contrasting with what I wanted to do (just be lazy).

I want to encourage you to use any brushes that you want to for these prompts! Just take a deep breath, think about the prompts, and grab whatever brushes are calling to you in that moment without thinking to much about why.

In my version, I wanted to explore creating texture with paint strokes, so I used my Painterly brush set.


xo, alaina