Take a #brainbreak from studying (or working!) and find some inspiration with this watercolor meditation practice. Not only can this help to focus your mind but it also gives you a chance to play with colors and shapes. Adapted from artist, educator, and Field Guide to Color author Lisa Solomon’s tutorials, this color meditation practice is quick, easy, and relaxing.
Gather your supplies!
If your watercolor palette is new, start by adding a small drop of water to each color. This will help to soften the paint.
Start with the first color in your palette. You have two options here: you can use the colors in the order of the palette, or you can choose your own color pattern. Once you’ve decided your order, begin by dipping your paint in the water, dabbing the excess off on a paper towel, and swirling it in the color. Paint a small circle in the top corner of your paper.
Remember: your circles do not need to be perfect!
Clean your brush and repeat with the next color. Continue painting a small circle of the same size using each color in your palette. When you’ve reached the end, you’re finished! If you want to continue, you can repeat the pattern.
Want to try more color meditation?
Try a different medium – markers, colored pencils, and crayons can all work. Just be sure to use a range of colors.
Try different shapes! Don't limit yourself to only circles. Use different shapes and patterns.
Check out Lisa Solomon’s Color Meditation Daily Practice on Creativebug for more ideas and 30 days of color meditation!