A New Series is Blasting Its Way To The Canvas.

A New Series is on its way – finally. At the moment it is blasting its way through Photoshop, as I fiddle and tweak multiple images in an attempt to come up with some satisfying images. I could continue with the refugee theme, however I feel I’ve done my dash with that one, and I would like to revisit the recurring themes in some of my other work.

 

Art Processes

Inspiration for preliminary drawings

 

 

So what are these recurring themes. Well the main one that has constantly presented itself in a variety of ways, is the theme of layering. I think the reason for this is that I perceive the world as being multidimensional. Consciousness exists in different dimensions, i.e. our waking consciousness and our subconscious mind. How societies contain many layers was in them from the privileged to the underprivileged. And our world itself has many country at different levels of advancement both physical spiritual and technological.
Of course as well as this, scientist’s have recently discovered the whole existence of the quantum field. The workings of this field fascinates me and I have done several courses with Dr Jean Houston  Ph.D. on how we can access and use it. She is a scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, and is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. 

Her work with quantum physics has given me to a completely different understanding of my relationship with my creativity. She has opened my eyes to the possibilities of co-creation with the vast creative potential the universe.
So this next body of work is being produced from a very different base level. At the moment I am working on becoming much more partnered with my intuition, working with embodying my ideas through movement and dance before attempting to place them on the canvas.

 

dance

 

 

In the next post I will share with you a portion of a recent channeling on this subject.

And I might add to the above quote – “If you dance with your heart, your body will follow and your brush will execute the dance of your heart.”

This Weeks Question: What is your creative process?  Are you familiar with it and does it work for you?

Next Weeks Post: What don’t you about colour – Colour workshop coming up?

 

 

Pix Credit: Shrimp Salad Circus

Last Sunday I held part two of the ‘No More Mud’ colour workshop series. What a great result.  This was the first time I have presented this workshop and I’m always a bit nervous about offering something new as one never knows quite how it’s going to go.  Will it be long enough, is it too hard or too easy and all those kinds of things?

Here are some photos from the day and what some of the participants had to say about their experience.

 

Colour Mixing Workshop

Hard at work

‘Really enjoyed it. As I do more with colour I realise that there are many opportunities for me to use what I’ve learnt’ ………Megan Morris

 

Colour Values Chart

Colour Values Chart

 

‘Very positive. This has given me a better insight into colour when doing my painting. Yes I would recommend to others’ ……. Jan Lansdowne

Working With Tone And Colour

Working With Tone And Colour

 

‘Friendly and welcoming environment.  Practical experiences challenged our knowledge and gave us a more thorough  understanding of how colours worked together.’…. Stephanie Muldoon.

 

Limited Palette Paintings

Limited Palette Paintings

‘Incredibly valuable, a must to progress in pursuing creative expression, I would recommend both workshops 1 and 2,’ … Deborah Lhota

More Tonal Paintings With Colour

More Tonal Paintings With Colour

Thank you everyone who came and took part in making the workshop such a success.  And thank you for your positive comments.

 

This Weeks Question: What don’t you understand about colour and how can you find the answer to that question?

 

 

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