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Friday, May 23, 2014

☆ Painting with my Intuition [Friday Art]

Week 21, May 2014

So this week, I decided to do an exercise in listening to my intuition, an experiment that wasn't a 100% successful, but one that I enjoyed all the same.

Using the base that I made last week, from my cool papers to use in your art work, from around the home, (you can see what I used here) I put some paint down over the top.

I really like this stage, I love the vibrant colours + lines in this picture. 
 A few spray inks, dribbled all over, a few more splashes of art.

Toning it down again, picking out a few patterns.

I've added a face, and not sure what is happening in the right hand corner... except that if I kept going, it would be mud.
So this is where I have left it for now, I didn't want to keep adding more paint. I didn't want to end up with a muddy mess.

And the reason that I said that it was less than successful, was because, at the beginning, I had totally tuned off both my inner bitch + my thought process. But by the end of the session, I was becoming critical + thinking ahead.

I felt I could do with some distance, so I have put it away for the weekend!

Do you intuitively paint? How do you turn off your inner bitch or your thought process while painting intuitively?

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  1. I think we all have that inner critic. When mine first appears I just close my eyes and take a deep breath. If that doesn't work, I take a break for a few minutes or maybe even an hour or two. When I come back I usually find something that I like about what I have done. I think you have created a lovely piece. I can't what to see what appears next.

  2. That darned inner critic can be so persistent at times! I do as Ginny and just walk away and either go outside or I read some chapters in one of the books I am currently reading. I also have recently begun doing just as Giggles said and turning my project different ways for another perspective. I just know when you do go back and finish it , it will be great!

  3. Bright and beautiful works, Kirstin.

  4. Nicole/BeadwrightMay 25, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    I like what you have going here. We are all so hard on ourselves. So put it away for a few days then go back to it. You have a great imagination and a talent.



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