I should have given credits for my own particular knowledge of that approach, learned from a video on Rachel Rose’s Workshop Muse: Creativity, Mindfulness and Experience for Inspired Living, on Facebook.
You are right. It is more challenging to do loose and impressionistic than that dratted left-brain realism. I finally did a painting by intuition (what colours want to appear, what shapes?) and it worked. I made a painting I would never have done otherwise plus I found that left and right brain hemispheres can actually work together: balance and…[Read more]
You will always get one comment such as mine: I. Hate. Winter. And I even live in the wine and orchard part of western Canada where we really don’t get the torments of the rest of the country, just enough to make me run for the nearest heater. The one good thing about winter is its pathway to spring.
The cat playing actually does relate to the way you do art. Play is play and your mind will utilize the same approaches. Something just occurred to me as I thought to tell you about my manner of doing Math. It would terrify some people (I do it in my head. Calculators argue and make mistakes. Drawing lines on paper so I can carry this and that is…[Read more]
Vasundhara what an excellent story of perseverance and growth! As for watercolour paper always use at least 300 gm (140 lb). It comes higher than that as well. If you use less than 300 gm the paper won’t be sturdy enough for your absolutely gorgeous work. Blessings.
How to come out of your head. Come up with an answer for that, Charlie, and you likely will win a huge windfall. I would love to know how to pay attention. So far in the past week I blew myself off my feet by trying to lift them both at the same time. Or something. And then I splashed hot oil onto myself. I was in my head and not paying attention.…[Read more]
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