Looking for something different, why not start with some beautiful organic shapes. Repeat them, turn them, overlap them, mix them up and then add lots of wonderful colours. It is a great way to to create beautiful abstract art particularly if you enjoy mixed media and collage.
Seeds and seed pods are also a terrific starting point. I could spend hours just sketching, cutting and pasting wonderful shapes. But it is very important that the colours work together otherwise the artwork will not have ‘it’.
Think about the papercut art of Matisse and have a look at the work of artist Rex Ray. Fantastic shapes, colours and patterns.
These are all photos from trips. Hobart fishing baskets, plants from New Zealand and Cairns and bird’s eye view, leaving Victoria and arriving in Auckland.