Imagery and color is our primal language. Painting for process - without pre-planning - delves below your social presentation to discover what you authentically need to express.
When you paint for an end product, it reflects how you want to be seen by others, and it often requires the practicing of an art technique.
Intuitive painting does not require years of training or technical skill. Your authentic expression evolves as you practice expressing your own unique style. The aim is to to turn off your rational mind and see what wants to be expressed.
In spontaneous painting we do not aim for a pretty product but rather stay truthful and take risks to let something new and unknown emerge.
A simple way to dip into the intuitive painting process is to buy yourself some watercolor paints and a watercolor pad and begin splashing around. See of you can commit to one intuitive watercolor sketch per day for 30 days to get your self-expression moving.
Benefits of Intuitive Painting:
1. As you cultivate your authentic creative flow it becomes easier to let go of perfectionism and the inner critic.
2. When you exercise your spontaneous right brain you invite insight and discover wisdom.
3. You discover your authentic painting "style" beyond technique when you let your brush move spontaneously.
4. When you paint authentically, you generate self-compassion.
a. Healing Through Art (along with journaling and collage)
b. 100 Days of Art Journal Therapy (along with poetry, and storytelling)
"I did an aquarell painting every day, very easy-going, not judging myself and from the beginning there came out very
surprising things, which I would never have painted normally. I am a part time artist and often feel often blocked and then I give up hope about the quality of my art .
Doing these expression paintings, freed me to do whatever comes up in me and I sense that that also helps me to get unblocked in my other artwork.
I will start with “a painting a day “ for 1 year now and your 30 days program was the initiation!!"
Christiane Lohmann - Hamburg, Germany