Wednesday, May 6, 2015
I just never liked the original. What I'm finding is that I can learn the techniques just fine and get a good handle on them. But in the end I'd rather paint more freely and spontaneously. Less contrived.
Dear friend Corrine Gilman, from Sparkle Day Studio, left these comments to my last post:
"One of the things I taught in my intuitive painting workshops is to take some paints and just cover the surface with color every which way until something emerges. Or take some crayons/pastels and scribble. Gets the juices flowing and starts a way forward. Or start journaling all over the canvas and then begin to cover it with paint, or collage every which way until you "feel" something showing up. Trust the Brush." And then, "It's easy to get lost in the head and not get out of your own way. Most of the time now I (she) can just do. Another good one is if it's ugly, make it uglier and see where it goes. Anything can be painted over with gesso!"
I've taken her words to heart.