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.
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?
If you missed the post about my previous chaos painting, here is the link: Tree Painting’s Journey from Chaos to Peace.
There is no guarantee the tree painting is completely done, but it’s almost there. 🙂 Maybe.
A lady bought four of my paintings on etsy these last couple of days, so I’m happy about that. You can check out my offerings there if you like. Earth and Faery.
Until the next time, paint away! Don’t be shy.