When we think about painting artists, mostly we see them as special people with a special gift that makes them unique. Famous painters are geniuses who have magic in their hands and who create art. We feel like only extraordinary people can be artists.
What if we were all wrong?
According to Chris Zydel, founder of Creative Juices Art and Painting, we all can paint a masterpiece. We just need to remember that WE are the masterpiece.
It’s true. Someday, I feel like this:
We can paint without any technique and let our intuition free our creativity.
It’s called intuitive painting.
We just need to switch from judgment of our work to compassion; compassion on what we do, and who we are. Painting without being conscious of what we are doing helps us to know ourselves more deeply.
For Aviva Gold, creator of Painting from the Source, painting even has a healing power. It can equal meditation. It’s good news for those who have trouble concentrating while meditating. Instead of having our thoughts running like a wild fox in our head, we let the fox run on the paper, and lead our hand.
Do you want to try, and find out the masterpiece you are?
You don’t need a lot of materials for intuitive painting. It’s different from watercolor painting. You just need a piece of paper and a pencil. If you want, you can use markers, crayons, paints, whatever you have in your house. Sit at your table. Relax, close your eyes, and take three deep breaths. Think about what is bothering you. You can select a color for each of your emotions.
Then play with your pencil.
Remember: you cannot be judgmental. You are like the little kid you use to be who liked to draw for the simple pleasure of it. Let your imagination run without any border or limit. To make it more efficient, draw with your opposite hand; by doing so, only your intuition will guide you. You will have the feeling that you can do whatever you want. It’s a nice feeling.
Parents who have a child who spends his/her time in class drawing while the teacher is talking- do not worry. Your child is dealing with his/her stress in his/her own way. It also gives him/her a comfortable way to concentrate on the topic. Children who draw during class listen better than those who pretend to listen!
How could we forget the pleasure of drawing?
We were taught on what is good and what is not; what is beautiful, and what is not; but never on how we feel. In time, we have forgotten the delightful pleasure that drawing gave us as a child. Nothing compares to the innocence of the doodle!
So let’s paint, or draw! Forget what’s right or wrong, and see the chef d’oeuvre you are!
This is me.
I know… I am buoytiful!
But, still need to work on the buoy list!
Now that I made you comfortable by showing you my personal moment of intuitive painting, I hope you are going to try, and it yourself and send me your own drawing!
I will post them and create the buoy gallery of intuitive chef d’oeuvre!
Let’s see how buoytiful you are!