Last weekend was wet and cool, and my energy was slowly returning. Monday, my day off, I spent most of the day in my studio, working on one of my intuitive canvases. I must admit that I found it very hard to just let go completely, and let the painting develop all "by itself". I ended up feeling that I was just putting layers upon layers, without really getting anywhere. Then I read through the last lessons, on how to incorporate the techniques from the course into our own work, to "take what works and leave the rest behind". And so I got out a charcoal stick and drew some sheep on my canvas.
Oh and it felt good. Finally, I felt that I was back in control, and my painting going somewhere, somewhere I felt more comfortable with, while still incorporating the former layers.
I enjoyed all the playfulness and energy of the first layers. To begin a painting with just some fun and play with colours. And I think that this is a part that I will continue to use. To start a painting with a certain vague(ish) idea of what I want to paint, start loosely with some layers, and let them help the painting develop and be part of it.
I only worked on this smaller canvas, and I still got some work to do on it. The colours are just a little bit too bright for my taste. For the second canvas, I will probably continue with the sheep theme, I think. But we will see. I also already have some ideas for more paintings.