Tag Archives: Intuitive Painting

Autumn Leaves


IMG_3466Autumn Leaves – Mixed Media on Paper – A3 size (approx. 11.5 x 16.5 inches)

I know it is Spring time, but I tried an experiment with some Autumn leaves and watercolor some months ago and it didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to.  So I hung onto the paper just in case I eventually found some inspiration.

I had purchased some Faber-Castell Gelatos and have used them here as part of the negative painting process.  It seemed to work out well, and I used them mostly dry.  I also added some leaf skeletons and sheet music.  This piece is a bit of whimsy, but I also learned a little bit about how the Gelatos work and got to practice some negative painting.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Some More Intuitive Painting


IMG_3467Untitled – Mixed Media on Canvas Board – 10×12 inches

There are days that I really don’t know what to name a piece, so I have given up trying!  I haven’t painted for a couple of weeks as I spent some time with my daughter last weekend.  It was Mothering Sunday here in the UK.  Although I didn’t paint, we did go and see some art at The Towner Gallery and at The Birley Centre here in Eastbourne.

This painting came about by accident.  I was doing an exercise with some colors that I like – just putting them on the canvas board in a very random way.  Then I put it aside for a couple of months hoping I might find some inspiration to take it further.  I bought some lovely wrapping paper at The Towner that I thought I might use in some collage work and decided to use some here.  There was no plan and this is the end result.  I like the colors.  I used a Liquitex Acrylic black pen for the first time.  I initially purchased it for signatures, but it is really great for drawing, so I may get a few more.

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One Brayer, Two Different Paintings


IMG_3438Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches


Landscape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches

I love using the brayer, but I never know how these paintings are going to turn out.  The top one came out the way I hoped, but the bottom one turned out different.  In any event, I always enjoy myself when making these paintings.  I also tend to get a bit messy.  Although I have a great love of color, I find these dark paintings somewhat soothing.  I used three colors: Mars Black, Indigo Blue, and Titanium White.  I also used acrylic white ink.

I might try these in some bright colors next time!