Art Journal Therapy Activity # 21 - Paint a Tree Spontaneously

Painting by Shelley Klammer
Painting by Shelley Klammer

This art journal directive offers a familiar starting point to support you to begin the spontaneous painting process.




- Watercolor paper or journal page


- Watercolor, acrylic or tempura paint


- Brushes, water




A Starting Motif


"I want to own a motif so that it flows from my hands effortlessly. That way, it's still spontaneous; I just know where I'm going."


~ Peter Fiore


Painting spontaneously without external references or preconceived notions about how your painting will turn out can be a challenge at first. When I first started facilitating spontaneous painting classes, I was surprised to find that most people found it difficult to access their intuitive imagery....