I'm getting ready to dive head on into 5 weeks of intuitive painting. Flora Bowley's online class starts on Monday for me. I did send her an email to see if she thought that I could participate with encaustic and not miss out by using a different medium. Her response was that really this isn't about the medium. It's a class about learning to trust our intuition within the artful process. It's a class about listening to our hearts when we create. Its a class about letting the art speak as it goes and let it emerge into what it is meant to be. In other words... yes! encaustic is fine to use and I can always switch midway if I choose. I've decided to take a run at it with encaustic to keep true to me. So, I've been busily making lots of wax medium, big pots of cool colors and making space on my painting table for large panels.
This class is really coming at the perfect time for me. I'm sort of in between things and searching a bit. The ability to be able to trust within ourselves and what we do and create is huge. So often we doubt or second guess what we do and don't let that inner voice truly speak. I'm very hopeful that I can embrace the essence of her lessons, but also keep to my own style as much as possible. Should be really interesting to see what comes of this. I will definitely be sharing what I learn and my thoughts on the process. So, stay tuned over the next 5 weeks to see how intuitive painting + Flora's style + Marji's style + encaustic all combine into one happy artful journey.