Unlocking Inspiration: A Conversation about Art

I’ve been practicing watercolour art for over 10 years, and in my experience at Studio Passepartout, I’ve had a lot of feedback about people wanting to indulge in art but don’t know what to draw or paint. It is quite a challenging thing to decide on a topic or an idea, especially in a world where the sensory overload is at maximum. However, it doesn’t need to be if we don’t want it to be!

So I’ve decided to share my experiences about where I draw inspiration from everyday life, which is as simple or as complex as one wants it to be. It is a conversation with one’s self, alongside a commitment to do something different. To explore a part of life that not everyone would. And it’s going to be titled the Unlocking Inspiration series in case you want to check that category at a later date for more articles.

To start off, let’s stick to the basics. You don’t need a whole set of colours to create art. Heck, you only need a paper and pencil, and that’s good enough. Now let’s ask the question:

What do I draw?
What do I paint?

Nope. That’s the wrong question. Here’s what you should ask yourself:

Where am I right now?
What is around me?
What is calling to me?

Now, we’re on the right path. Take five minutes, scribble something. Add some colour if you can. Keep it simple, and always know it’s going to be beautiful because it’s yours.

As you get better, you will find a few places that are the ABSOLUTE best place for being creative…! Have you found a spot already? Don’t be shy to share in the comments below!

Until next time,
Stay Creative!

Tilika at Studio Passepartout.

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Painting your own Nature goddess

Watercolour painting is a beautiful art form that allows you to create stunning works of art using water-soluble pigments. If you’re new to watercolour painting, or just looking for a fun project to work on, the Nature Goddesses watercolour painting kit is a great place to start.


The kit includes four pre-drawn illustrations of nature goddesses, each with their own unique features and personalities. The paper palette has six colours and one metallic color, allowing you to mix and match to create new shades and effects. The kit also includes a brush no. 4 with a nice point, and some tips for painting.

Before starting your painting, it’s important to prepare your workspace. Tape down your sheet onto your table with regular masking tape, leaving a little white edge on all four edges. This will keep your paper in place and prevent it from warping when you’re painting.

One of the biggest challenges of this painting sheet is getting the skin tone right. Mix magenta, marigold, and Monday Blues to create a shade of brown, and adjust the colours to get the skin tone you want. Load up your brush with plenty of color and make sure it’s wet so you can spread it all over the surface. Don’t forget to paint the neck too!

If you find the face too pale after it has dried, add another layer of the same brown paint. And while the face is still wet, add a tiny bit of pink to the cheeks for a natural-looking flush.

Continue painting by mixing blues, greens, and yellows to create more streaks in the hair. Work on the manta rays at the bottom of the painting, using rusty wagon and Monday blues to create shadow and depth.

PRO TIP: Wait until a section is dry to paint next to it, otherwise the colours might blend with one another.

Using a palette is always a good idea when creating art, as it allows you to have more paint than you need and mix it with different colours to create new shades. Apply the paint directly onto your work and experiment with different techniques.

Finally, don’t forget to add your own unique flair to your artwork. The pre-drawn illustrations are just a starting point, and you can mix and match colours and techniques to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With the Nature Goddesses watercolour painting kit, the possibilities are endless!