Learn the foundational techniques I use to paint in my washy, soulful style.
There is so much more to this style than just the techniques, together we will walk through the entire creative process. Learning to paint isn’t just about technical knowledge, it is also about quieting the mind and feeling your way through. As we let the materials do the work, we learn to let go of our need to control the outcome and surrender to the creative process, allowing our souls to tell their story.
This class is suitable for all levels. We will begin with simple basic painting techniques to create a strong foundation and build on those techniques in the intermediate and advanced classes.
In this first class, we discuss getting grounded and building a strong foundation. Together, we will walk through the following lessons:
Creative tools I use in my workshops and business
Spiritual creative tools like crystals and smudging with white sage to clear your creative space and deepen your art practice
Prepare for your art session with a grounding meditation
Create simple leaf and flower shapes with the use of brushwork
Build interest and beauty within those shapes using color blending and dripping techniques
Add depth to your art by overlapping shapes
Allow the materials to do the work
Practice letting go of control and surrendering to the process
Get comfortable with the techniques and begin to work with your intuition