Sunday, February 22, 2015

Night Garden - Intuitive Painting

Two years ago I took a Flora Bowley class on intuitive painting that has changed they way I look at creating art. The process begins by creating a glorious mess, messing it up some more, and more again -- and then finding the art inside that noise. The challenge is to go at it without preconceived notions -- not to impose what you want to see on the canvas but to find the image hiding there.  

Here is the final painting, which I titled Night Garden.

It started out looking very different.

First it looked like this...

And then it looked like this

And after a while it looked like this

You can see the underpinnings of the final painting in the above stage.

 The details 

They remind me of little ecosystems inside a larger one

Just waiting to be found.