I love to paint with complete openness to what will come, never knowing who or what will step forward to be honored and experienced. This process of creating a favorable environment for emergence has developed for me in the last ten years as I sought to forget everything I learned in art school, in favor of the knowing which exists in me already, and in each of us.
There is a lot of talk about art, and what makes good art-all worthwhile discussions for artists when they’ve put in the time and know where the work came from within them. Art to me is not about pretty, feel-good pictures, nor painted replicas of photographs. An artist’s style comes simply from repeated practice, just as one’s prayers have their own signature when they’re said over and over again in reverence.
My painting course, Visual Quest, is in it’s third and final season, and this is the time to jump in if you’ve always wanted to paint with me this way. Our weekly live paint sessions keep us current and in dialogue about the process and in touch with our commitment to knowing ourselves in this sacred way.
I’m giving away a coveted spot in this Animyst-produced session and winners will be drawn tomorrow. Class begins in a week!
To enter, share in your social spaces and let me know how many times and where.
For fun, tell me about a piece of artwork you were proud of as a child.
Here’s my first pastel from second grade:
**CONGRATULATIONS to JOHANNA who won the spot in Visual Quest!!**
Thank you for entering, everyone! I hope to see the rest of you painting next Monday! I’m looking so forward to putting texture on surface with you and seeing what emerges!
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