The one thing that calms me down and takes my mind off my worries is painting, no matter how stressed I feel if there is a spark of inspiration. When it comes to painting on canvas I don't do it as often as I did when i was university. I often buy a cheap canvas and use Acrylic, nothing fancy I just want to get to work straight away once I have that spark I have to paint.
I found a photo of the lovely Anne-Marie who's music I'm a big fan of and just got started. I always do an under colour a base if you will to work on the top of. I think this helps alleviated the fear of painting straight onto a white canvas also it helps the skin tone look less peachy.
I'm never really a fan of how I paint I never mastered the art of using Oil colours which pains me but I have put it on one of my to-do lists to learn. Anyway the new painting is sat above my bed along with a few other paintings I do love the fact if I can imagine something and have the courage and energy to put it onto paper if infinitely more pleasing then just adding it to my to-do list