Monday, September 9, 2013

"Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold"

As my blog will attest I've been searching for my unique stylistic voice.  I have this huge vision for my work but it gets clouded by the pesky little voices in my head that tighten me up and restrict creative flow.  Last week I was introduced to Flora S Bowley's book "Brave Intuitive Painting - Let go, be bold, unfold"

It is an inspiring and encouraging book that allows me to explore "working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear." I am taking the rest of this year to explore the exercises in this book and thought I would share a few of the unplanned paintings I generated this week.  Except for (1) there were no sketches involved, no value studies, no color studies, just pure unadulterated painting with all the inherent imperfections.

I am realizing that the imperfections are what give a painting life and character.