I've been dabbling with 'Intuitive' painting. Well actually more like immersing every ounce of my being in it since finding the works of Flora Bowley and Tracy Verdugo a few weeks ago. Their vibrant and free flowing style speaks to my soul and fills me with childish excitement... something that has been missing from my life for quite a few years. I cannot wait to paint.. it's such a great feeling. I hope it lasts forever!
Painting intuitively is all about letting your art emerge without too much thought. As Flora says "Let Go. Be Bold. Unfold. Open up to a world of creativity where anything is possible".
Well I'm finding it's not so easy to let go and be bold... the bloody perfectionist in me has teamed up with my self doubt and they're having a field day. But I'm learning and growing and having soooo much fun.
Here's what has emerged so far. From free flowing start to finish.
I must say I'm a little bit proud of this next one. I don't have a photo of the very start and it was quite a process but I'm really happy with where it finished.
And I can't wait to see what emerges next.
Just have to find time to frame them before I post them on my website for sale. Or you can contact me here if you like.
Apparently there's a new movement that requires us to have a WORD for the year. Funny really because before I even heard / read about this a word had attached itself to me since the New Year. So if I were going to have a word it would definitely be "BEGIN".
A friend asked me the other day what does 2014 hold for me? I liked my reply... " I'm not sure really but I do know I have to begin. Just begin and believe. And we'll see where that takes me".
There are many things I want to begin but without a doubt the most important is to start painting again. And not just dabble but whole heartedly. You know like a real artist.
Well today I began. I painted all day and it was.... what do you do when even the best word to describe something isn't good enough. That's how good it was to be painting again. Bliss infinity.
This is it. Not quite finished yet but a great place to begin I think : )
Sometimes I find something I just have to share in the hope that it will reach someone who is willing/able to listen and use it to make the world a better place...
I was one of those mums who listened to Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk back in 2007 when my sons were 8 and 4. I didn't have the courage that Logan's mum did. Do you? Take a listen.....