Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nanaimo Weekend Passionate Intuitive Painting Party

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a wonderful group of women on a beautiful, serene five acre rural property in Nanaimo.

The women had no qualms about embracing the techniques and each soon had canvases that were lively and vibrant.

One of my favorite things to demonstrate to my students is just how gorgeous little "glimpses" of their individual paintings are, by zooming in on certain areas of their canvases with my camera.

 Zoe enjoying a break in the action too!

As always I am amazed at the unique styles of each and every student. Even while employing the same techniques and using the same paints, every canvas is striking in its originality. Just like the women who painted them!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Blooming True with Flora Bowley

The wait is over! Registration for Bloom True - the e-course (Feb 2014 class) is now open! The last class sold out, so be sure to book your spot now if you want to join this five week painting and life adventure. You can register by clicking the button above. The class will run February 10th - March 15th, 2014.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Some of My Student's Work in Passionate Intuitive Painting Workshops

One of my greatest joys is in encouraging students to try this style of painting, which is much more forgiving than many specific painting styles (such as realism, abstract, still life, etc.) To let go and open yourself up to the possibilities of what may unfold without you specifically trying to move the painting in a certain direction can be a challenge, but I feel that the process of accepting that you don't know what lies ahead, in art as in life, can be hugely rewarding. Here are some of the paintings that my students have created when painting intuitively. Each painting is as individual as the painter, and the finished piece a complete surprise!