you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your
intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is
- Alan Alda
Before you start on a second painting using the techniques I shared with you on Monday, I would like you to do these two painting exercises to warm up the creative flow even more. Please do share these with the group as well! Remember, play, play, play! Do several of these – and if you particularly enjoyed one technique you can try it on one of your wood panels.
Then, in your own time, I would like you to begin a second intentional mixed media painting once you have completed both of these exercises. That way you can see if anything changed, like perhaps your movements and strokes will be more free and instinctual, or you will have discovered new shapes and subjects you like to draw. At any rate, it’s just a way to integrate and find new ways of expressing.
Here is another intuitive painting I did on watercolor paper. It is quite all right to add shapes or details after you open your eyes.
As shown in the video, I filled in a dragonfly and butterflies after I opened my eyes. The shapes that I had naturally made with my eyes closed helped to dictate the other shapes I would make around it.
As a reminder, you should have three wood panels, plus an Aqua Board, to work on. The Aqua Board I want you to save until later to incorporate all the techniques and are more even more warmed up. It basically is similar to the wood panel, but handles the paint differently since paper is pressed to it. Since you have used one of your wood panels now for your first intentional painting, you can use one of the boards to incorporate all or some of these techniques in your own time. If you really just want to get started on another right away, I so encourage you to do that. You can always buy an extra panel or piece of wood at a craft or hardware store if you need to. When inspiration hits, it’s important to follow it. And inspiration can hit at any time really – it’s a gift when in strikes so it’s important to fan that flame.
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