Painting with your intuition--I have a real big problem with that. When I try, I get more frustrated--I usually will end up with some kind of art that I'm happy with--basically you don't stop adding layers or whatever until your happy with it. But you're supposed to enjoy the process or 'journey', and I don't, which means I like to have a plan before I start anything--just the way my mind works.
And then came along week 6 of Life Book with Tam's lesson, it is exactly the type of 'intuitive' painting that fits me. I really don't want to get into the details too much, since this was Tamara Laporte's technique taught to us--but all I can say is that if you're looking for a diverse mixed media year long class with many different familiar artists--then this is the place for you.
So a little peek of the WIP for my first piece that came out of this lesson--
If you're not familiar with Life book--the basis is to make journal pages from the lessons you learn each week, and at the end of the year, you put them together to make a journal--Life Book 2015. But I really don't journal in this way ( I really don't journal much at all)--so in my way--I put it on canvas--
(my way of journaling)--but back to this particular lesson--I like to call it a planned intuitive painting, if that makes sense. There was a step-by-step process to this piece, but by the end, you just get into the flow, and I got out of my own way and really let my intuition take over--I loved painting this way.
Another 'planned intuitive' piece--