Friday, September 7, 2012

Getting Ready, Being True and Intuitive Art

Poppy Pods
encaustic 8x8

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.

38 comments:

  1. Love this painting. The lights against dark work so well.

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  2. Love the colors in your painting. Remind me some of blueberries-one of my fave fruits, even tho' I know they are poppies. Hope your class is fabulous.

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  3. Beautiful painting. Enjoy your course, and have fun finding your way! Valerie

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  4. nice encaustic. Good luck with your intuitive thinking art!

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  5. your work is awesome! I've never tried encaustic, maybe someday. :-)

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  6. Marji, your poppy pods are gorgeous. The online class sounds fun. Hope it more than meets your expectations.

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  7. You poppies have so much color hidden in tiny pockets throughout, gorgeous! The class sounds like an incredible opportunity. Look forward to hearing what you learn.
    Catherine Denton

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  8. Love the color contrast. Beautiful!

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  9. love the poppies! What a pretty choice!

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  10. You have such a beautiful style, so glad you are only looking for new directions. Art seems to demand we explore parts or our self untapped!!Floras course seems so interesting, look forward to hearing how you feel about it!!! Wonderful poppy's great color!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. I am loving these blue poppy pods!
    Truly lovely!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. the pods are beautiful...colors I adore...
    the class sounds perfect...enjoy enjoy and I look forward to what you share from it and your art. HPPF!

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  13. Your work is captivating, sounds like you're having lots of fun and Flora's class sounds great, enjoy and happy creating to you!

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  14. I can not wait to see where you take Flora's class with encaustics! I took it and loved it. It is fascinating and inspiring to see how another artist interprets it especially since I enjoy your art so much!

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  15. You are going to love that class, I just know it. Your painting this week is great, I really like the composition.

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  16. I can't wait to see what you make of intuitive painting... will be an interesting journey and I can't wait to see it in encaustic...xx

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  17. I am excited for you, i would love to take her class!!! These poppy pods are wonderful by the way!

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  18. I can't say I really "get" the Flora Bowley thing but this encaustic with the poppy pods - absolutely love it! Have fun experimenting with the class but don't lose your own special style (I know you won't!) because I really enjoy it.

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  19. Wow these are just beautiful--I don't think you could have gotten the subtle changes of color on the orbs any more lovely.

    I also love the last painting with the horse though I was sorry to hear that inspiration-wise you feel somewhat lost. Hopefully the class you're taking will help point you in the right direction.

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  20. Love how and what you create with encaustics ~ Wonderful ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Awesome painting, so rich in color and texture! HPPF!

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  22. Love the painting!!! Your class sound like it is going to so fantastic!!!! Best of luck with it :0)

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  23. I love this painting! I am so into poppy pods right now, and I love the color choices.

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  24. wonderful poppy pods! I'm starting Flora's class on Monday too. See you "there." happy PPF.

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  25. I love your poppy pods! I've always wanted to try encaustic, but really don't know where to start. I hope you enjoy your class. It's so much fun to explore new techniques. Blessings!

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  26. Wonderful poppy pods..... enjoy your class :)

    Karenx

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  27. Your poppy pods are beautifully painted - subtle colour changes and so 3D! I was interested to see it was encaustic - I have never used that method, nor seen anyone else doing it. I have seen works by the ancients (photographs) though. Thanks for visiting:)

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  28. Marji - I also like encaustic -- only mine is just natural beeswax and a quilting iron; yet to venture with the torch. But I find it calming and like the smell. So excited about your class, please keep us posted on PPF. I looked around some; I like your circus piece a lot. Thank you for the kind words about Syca. Blessings Terri

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  29. Hi Marji
    Sounds like a good class. I am going to check it out :). All the best, Ev

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  30. what a creative blog :) Love your poppy pods and love that I have found your blog!

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  31. Good luck. I took the class and learnt a lot about Flora's process. I love your poppy pods. The colours are beautiful. I will look forward to seeing what you produce. :)

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  32. Absolutely awesome poppy pods...love your art as always!

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  33. i hope you're framing this! it is awesome!

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  34. What a wonderful class! Can't wait to see what you create next. I especially love the blue color you've used, so rich :)

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  35. what a wondefful class! love your pods

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  36. Fantástico. Me gusta mucho. Vas a disfrutar muchísimo de tus clases.

    Un saludo

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  37. A beautiful painting. is it 8 foot by 8 foot or 8 inches by 8 inches? I love the layers. I hope you enjoy the class ans find what you are looking for.

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  38. I really like the composition and colors! Looking forward to seeing more of your intuitive paintings:-)

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