Anyhow, I decided this whole avoidance thing was ridiculous, went to the library and borrowed as many books about art as I could carry. Didn’t look to closely on what books I pulled out of the shelves, just went with what called to me. And I am really glad I did. I found a book by Flora Bowley about painting intuitively and was instantly struck with inspiration. I used to play around a little with paint in my twenties, but never did much with it. I felt the demands for technique got in my way (since I didn’t have any). But now I was presented to a way of painting much freer and I got straight to it and made the first painting I’ve done in maybe 10 years (two mixed media projects excluded, I used painting in them).
It is the first time ever I have tried to paint in several layers and I had so much fun, using different kinds of brushes, my hands, a spray bottle, a rag… I didn’t do many layers, just four, but here they are:
(The book is called Brave Intuitive Painting).
Until next time, all my love to you!