I am continuing Total Alignment with Connie Hozvicka and I think the biggest challenge for me in this workshop is the BIG blank page WITHOUT A PLAN!
As I started the Invitation 3 of the workshop I thought I was all ready!
This invitation was Energize, which included painting to my favorite music!
I watched Connie's video and thought this would be the easiest of all of them.
I can do this!
So within minutes I was painting a really cool yellow background.
Okay...go with it.
In what seem like only a couple more minutes the painting was done.
And I did not like it at all!
Yuck! REALLY? Where did this come from?
But that's okay,
this is NOT about the art I kept reminding myself.
Doing this painting really felt more like a warm-up.
I wanted to keep going...I moved my easel as the light was changing and it was now late afternoon.
Oh-no! Another big, blank page...I can do this, breathe!
Remember the intention. It's not about the art!
And I really got into this one.
I found myself playing with my new #8 round long handled brush,
experimenting with all the different brushstrokes this lovely brush could create.
I added lots of water to the acrylic paint and moved it around the paper.
I dripped color, water, all the time just listening to music and the paper.
It was not about the art at all.
It was about enjoying the process, letting go, painting freely..
or FEARLESS Painting (tm) as Connie says!
I actually had to stop because I ran out of time and it really needed to dry.
The paper was soaked in water and paint.
Do I like it? NOPE, not at all.
But it felt GOOD, REALLY GOOD creating it.
For the first time ever I felt as if the paintbrush was an extension of me.
I was mesmerized as I watched the interactive dance of paint and water to the music.
It was purely enchanting.
Thank you Connie for offering this workshop for free!
Sheri Ann Ponzi of Painting Herself Into Being has been doing a series on her incredible 6 hour experience of painting with Donna Estabrooks.
The first post of the series starts HERE and was on August 29th.
Today was Part 5.
I have loved reading these posts as it always intrigues me when artists discover themselves in new painting experiences.
I also love the paintings she created in Donna's studio and her detailed explanation of each one is priceless!
Thanks Sheri for sharing your experience and inspiring others.
Have a Fabulous Friday!