Thoughts for Beginners from Daisy Faith
I reached out to Daisy and asked her if she would answer some questions for this blog. It is such an honor to have her share her thoughts!
Tell us about yourself and your art journey.
“I specialize in painting happy, colorful flowers. I studied art and interior design at Meredith College in Raleigh. I had a big detour in my art making by pursuing acting in Los Angeles for over a decade. While there I started instructing at a paint studio and eventually became the owner. This gave me the courage to take my painting full time and make a career out of my happy art.”
Do you have an art business?
Yes, Daisy’s art is introduced on her Website (www.daisyfaithart.com) and via her social media pages @daisyfaithart:
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/daisyfaithart/
- Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/daisyfaithart
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/daisyfaithart/
“I also have physical shops at Blue Moon Gift Shops and Uptown Market and am at a few other shops and galleries around town.”
What is your favorite media and what media would you suggest that a beginning artist start with?
“Acrylics with pastel. I think acrylic is a good medium for a beginner but it’s always good to experiment.”
What is your style of art to you prefer to create?
“I like to keep my style colorful and loose. I love fauvism and find inspiration in that style.”
Who are your favorite artists?
Who is an artist or artists you’d love to be compared with?
“Someone like Georgia O’Keefe–female with a very specific style.”
Where do you get inspiration?
“My inspiration comes from Nature, photography”
Any suggestions for a productive & comfortable work space?
“I finally have a nice studio and it’s a dedicated space to my art practice. We installed a wall easel where I can paint large paintings and that’s awesome. I also have a large table if I need to do flat work.”
Do you use technology much? If so, what and how? Any recommendations of APPS, programs, etc.?
“Lightroom, Photoshop, a camera, box lights are all good tools.”
What is the best art advice you’ve ever been been given?
“Pick a subject you can paint over and over and not get bored. The more you paint that subject the better you’ll get.”
What advice would you give a beginning artist?
“Practice with no expectation.”
Any thoughts to share with Senior Adults about painting or creating art?
“Just try to create a routine based on your energy. If that’s a once a week commitment or everyday. Create a schedule that’s attainable so you don’t get discouraged. “
How do you know when a work is finished?
“That’s a tough one because you can overwork a painting. You usually just get a feeling that it’s done and I’d say listen to that inner voice because adding a few more things might be too much.”
How is the best way to learn how to create art?
“I like classes either online or in person.”
Anything else that you’d like to add?
“Here’s a blog I wrote about creating a DIY wall easel if you need it: https://www.daisyfaithart.com/blog/2021/3/21/how-to-build-a-diy-wall-easel“
We appreciate so much you taking the time to share with us.
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