Trusting the unknown is sometimes the hardest thing to do. All artists travel into the unknown in search of personal style.
It’s always safe to copy others or paint by numbers, but what are YOU about? The art reveals many things. I have used art as an oracle to find answers and when you consider the colors, the composition, the details, you can find out what is going on inside.
Our inner life is not easy to understand since we rely mostly on thoughts and programmed beliefs, but when a painting comes together you can see the soul of the artist, if he/she dared to explore the unknown, a.k.a. revealing their soul.
I wanted to document a painting here that I have been working on for ages. It’s still not done. My camera lens has been collecting a lot of dust since I started taking pictures of the progress, but it is what it is. Maybe I will post the finished painting at some point.
It became another chaos painting (like the one I wrote about in a previous post.)
There was an old painting underneath and I confess I’ve used this canvas to dab excess paint from other projects. The only part I liked was the little sun.
I added some white paint and squiggles when I decided to make something of this painting, if possible.
In the squiggles in picture number two I saw a face and I decided to enhance what I saw. I liked the outcome of the face but I have no idea what to do with the rest of the painting.
That’s where trust comes in. The painting does not have to be finished NOW. It could be finished two years from now. You have to trust in the long game. What is supposed to be on the canvas will reveal itself.
I have trusted enough in the past to know that it ALWAYS resolves itself, but in the long game, who knows when? The unknown is vast and human patience has strict limitations.
We can stretch our limitations to face the mystery within. One way is through meditation. Art is a like a living meditation, but also a memoir of where we have been through the years. Trusting the unknown is essential to an artist as we have the “power” to make people stop and feel, and think. By trusting our own unknown, we become a road sign for someone who is looking for ways to touch their unknown.
I have debated with myself whether to offer another class on intuitive development through art. It would not just be painting, but lots of exercises on how to build a relationship with your intuition.
I will get back with more info soon. I think I will call it Art and Spirit Alchemy. What do you think?
Magic making in the park requires a sense of openness.
I went to a nearby park by a big lake with a friend yesterday. We had decided to paint by the water. I brought my art journal and a box of Neocolors2 and some water.
My friend Sheri brought a large canvas and loads of paint. We spread out our materials on the tables in the shelter. The weather was perfect; the humid heat had broken for once. A gentle breeze flowed over the water. I wish I had taken some pictures.
The area around the shelter holds many old live oaks. There is an energy of magic all around and many birthday parties and wedding receptions have been held at that shelter.
Every time I go to the park I slow down, breathe, and feel the energy. I connect with the trees and feel into their energy to see if there is a message or an inspiration there. I ask if it’s okay to connect. Approaching nature in a humble way opens the door to communication.
Without the magic, there would be only Sheri and I making art, maybe copying a tree or drawing something realistic.
What I’m getting at is that magic happens in the moment. Either you allow it to sweep you along or you look at the surroundings with “tired” eyes.
I have lived “tired” for a long time and now all I want is the sense of magic, of connection with nature.
I doodled in my art journal feeling into the energy of my favorite tree. There were some colors, kind of like an aura. Mostly I got a clear blue. I don’t think the rendition was wholly true, but I have free will. 🙂
I have no idea where the giraffe came from…
Being aware of the subtle energies doesn’t mean I can depict them on paper, but I do my best.
Sheri started pouring paint all over her canvas and I watched in fascination. She only works on big canvases. I like a variety of sizes.
She spreads the paint with her hands in an intuitive process, which comes naturally to her. When done with that process, she looks to see what might appear in the paint.
We saw a turtle and a face, and I love how all the colors blended perfectly without particular care. When the paint dries, she enhances the images that pop up.
I own one of her large paintings and I never grow tired of it because the energy is timeless. Still, to this day I see new creatures in the painting. I love the riot of colors.
The most magic part of her art is that people find her art mysteriously–locally. People just show up and want to buy a painting. She doesn’t even actively sell them locally although she has in the past.
Her intuitive painting process is lovely and I admire her fearless approach to art.
You can find some more pictures on her page at Saatchi art. CLICK HERE.
It takes guts and openness to create in the moment as it takes openness to connect with the essence of nature. It is in that space that magic truly happens.
You can choose every day to feel the magic. I meditate to slow down and then I look at the living being that is our earth. Every blade of grass, every tiny bug is alive with magic.
Either we choose magic or choose fear. Fear is the conditioning we carry with us from our upbringing and the pressures of society.
All you need is to find a way to SLOW DOWN and truly look and feel into the natural surroundings or the paint if you’re creating something.
Feel into it and trust what comes out of the moment. To approach nature it’s good ask for permission to communicate. Nature wants to communicate with humans to make the world a better place.
Magic is real, folks. It swirls within us and everywhere outside. Open up to it and you won’t look at your surroundings with “tired” eyes ever again!
Trust and intuition go hand in hand. So many people think intuition is something “out there” or woo-woo, when in fact it’s a natural sense.
You can’t see or touch intuition, but you can perceive it.
I have done readings for the public for more than twenty years and I often get the question, “can you teach me how to use my intuition?” (For various reason: i.e. as in finding answers or make soul-centered choices.)
Fact is, you already have intuition built-in, and if you’re willing to slow down, go within, and listen, chances are you will feel it.
That’s where trust comes in.
Most people don’t trust their inner sense. As children we were taught to only rely on the outside world.
People lied to us and punished us if we didn’t obey or if we questioned too much. Fit in, by gum, or else!
Children are completely open to all levels until they shut down, which they will invariably do as they go through the system.
If a child can feel intuition, you can too!
practice sitting in silence. Make yourself comfortable with silence.
trust your “gut feeling.” Your body is an antenna and will never steer you wrong.
practice your intuition by running your issues or questions against your inner sense. Does it feel right or wrong? Act accordingly.
practice, practice, practice. There is no other way.
TRUST what you get and know it’s right. There will always be trial and error, but you get better the more you practice.
Make yourself at home in your inner sense.
You are the ultimate judge of what is best for you, based on your inner voice.
The more you listen, the clearer it will get.
People ask me about intuitive art since it’s something I enjoy making. I start without a plan or ulterior motive and move with the paint as each color strikes me.
Intuitive art is not always pretty, but there is always a message in the paint for me, just as in night dreams. They key is to be open to receive those subtle gifts.
This painting is a good example. I painted several layers before I saw an eye staring at me. Around the eye, I built the rest of the face. It came out all crooked, but true to what it wanted to be.
The message to me is that maybe I’m out of alignment? I have felt side-tracked lately, by my own doing. If the issue stares me in the face I can get the hint to do something about it.
Intuitive art is authentic. It speaks of deeper layers of our existence. That’s why I have explored the expression for a long time.
I paint other things, and I love mixed media, but intuitive art is about ME and what the energy is trying to tell me.
Sometimes it prompts me to find more joy.
Since we are all connected, an intuitive painting can speak to others on a deep level too.
You are freer to make choices due to your intuition. It’s okay to weigh every pro and con, but what FEELS right? Go with the feeling.
There are many angles to the subject, but intuition is always very straight forward.
I’m using my intuition to get closer to Nature, the mystical inner workings of energy. Now that is an adventure! 🙂
To get on track we have to engage with the things that inspire fear. Art is easy as you can’t go wrong! Look at is as exploration. I’m only addressing art here, but if you have a different dream, what is holding you back?
Cultivate discipline but don’t let it consume you and your inner sense of what is right. There is a balance to everything.
Trust the sensations in your body. They are never wrong.
When you feel inspired, act! Don’t put it off.
When you don’t feel inspired, listen within and trust that everything is okay.
Make a habit of creating some art every day. It bears repeating. Make friends with your art materials. Sometimes unknown materials can be scary. Remember, your art is never wrong. Accept the ugly with the beautiful and keep going.
Stop making excuses, period. Stand “naked” with the pain of frustration and indecision. Allow the stuckness until you feel that inner “go” again.
Make some bold moves.
Don’t blame the dog! 🙂
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What if? Do you believe that you, as of right now, could be an expert painter, no experience needed? I didn’t think so, but I know for sure there is an artist inside of every human being, as there is perfect life in every tree and plant.
Life itself is an artist, but the question is how to access that perfection. It’s hard with our harsh self critic ruling the roost and because of society’s harsh judgment of art in general.
The famous painters are famous because they broke rules (not counting the artists of the Renaissance since they wrote the rules, haha.) Hard to compare yourself to Rembrandt and Michelangelo…
However, what if you just let yourself play?? Just to see what would happen when you put brush to paper or canvas.
Without goal in mind.
Without agenda and work in the moment.
Without a sketch or plan? You know it’s possible because there are lots of abstract artists out there. Some you like and some you don’t but it’s irrelevant.
I have been painting like that for some time, and I’m not alone. A whole revolution of painters working on instinct alone and following their desires in the moment are taking the art world by storm.
Some of the art is beautiful, some not, but again, judgment is not needed. How does the energy speak to you? That is what touches us when we look at art. What do you receive?
If it touches that place of recognition inside of us, we feel that the art is perfect, no matter what the subject matter, if any.
I find it very liberating to paint this way. It’s not exactly pretty or awesome, but it makes me happy. Maybe someone feels happy when they look at my art? That is not something I worry about, however.
The process is to pick a color you want to use and start painting. It could be swaths of colors, lines, doodles, symbols like birds and sun or dots. What would you paint if you weren’t afraid to start? Or if it didn’t matter what colors you picked? Maybe they look horrible together, but you wanted to use them.
Every time you get stuck painting ask yourself what you would do if you weren’t afraid of messing it up. Mess it up!
The above painting is weird and I have no clue where it’s going. I know it’s not finished even though I covered the entire canvas with paint. What I’ll do is ask myself, what would feel good to add.
Without pressure or aim.
This is freedom in painting! If you haven’t tried it, I guarantee that you have something inside that wants to come out and paint. It is basically a life changing experience as we move past the “what ifs, ” and the “shoulds.”
Open up your life and paint!
Have a great, creative weekend.
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Example of an intuitive art expression. (Everyone’s art will be different.) The main message I got was “it’s safe to fly even in stormy weather.”
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Another EXAMPLE of intuitive art. The main message here was to break the boundaries and allow what makes me happy to burst through.
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