Week 39 - Botanicals: Painting on Paper & Dry Media with Alena Hennessy
This was such a lovely lesson. I loved that this lesson was intuitive, but I didn't feel like I usually do when I paint intuitively.
Let me explain....
I know that mostly I do paint intuitively.
More often than not, I don't know what I will paint until I sit down. I don't know which colours I will use, or which materials I will use.
More often than not, I make decisions in the moment.
I do this instinctively.
BUT as soon as I stick a label on it, like 'intuitively' then I loose all confidence in the way I am painting.
I suspect this is tied in with my inner bitch. And the fact that she has for 30ish years told me I am not an artist.
'You can't draw' she's told me. 'You can't paint' she's gloated. And now I suspect she is using an almost whisper as she tells me 'You can't paint intuitively'.
I loved Flora's lesson, but the whole time I was painting I felt uncomfortable. And the painting seemed forced. It didn't feel natural.
This one felt easy + it flowed.
I loved it.
I wonder where else, in my life, where I am struggling to break free of past behaviours, I would be more successful, if I was to relabel it!
What about you??