Intuitive Painting


….working small

I’m in love with intuitive painting. I never quite know where I’m going when I start but the process is very meditative. As I get into the painting I see some themes pop up and I go there but try to stay loose. I still need to work on that.

I’ve always wanted to paint gifts for friends but have lacked self confidence or run out of time or both. This year I made the time and dove in. I started with just laying down marks and then randomly layered colour all over the board. Once the first layer dried I layered another random selection of colour over the first and usually in opposite temperatures, i.e. cool vs warm colours.

Here are some examples of how the process starts.

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When I start into the final layer I tend to go to floral or landscape themes. After I’ve laid down the main shapes I start to add marks for interest.

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These are all 8 x 8 on wooden panels. Here are some close-up of the same work.

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2 thoughts on “Intuitive Painting

    • Thanks Judith. This type of painting takes away a lot of inhibitions of putting paint to the canvas. There are no mistakes and if you don’t like something you just paint over it. The more layers add more interest.

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