Studio Time: Acrylic Fluid Painting Trial

I’ve made a few of these in the past that turned out well; oddly that was before I even read any instructions on how to do it. So I watched a few pretty incredible ones last night. Glad I was able to quickly spot my mistakes. Learn, grow, evolve 😌

Last week I wrote about the constantly appearing Hearts in my paintings – it began not long after I started Love Infusion. And lo & behold here’s another one!

Heyyyy … look, left on the heart; I see 4 outstretched fingers – is that a little hand waving, or saying hello? Maybe for the funky gold dude (bottom-left) who seems to be reaching towards it? Mind you he could very well just be holding a fork 🤣😂 Again I over-mixed, & too much medium, paint not adhering to the canvas.

Next, ‘Wild Horses?’ Ok, ‘Wild Horse?

Same, started well but over mixed, & too much medium left bare spots; & you can see small blue clumps, bottom left – I need to take my time, really mix it properly.

And..🥁..drum roll please..🥁.. same thing here. Oopsie loll

A lot of that green kind of evaporated; too much medium, got bare spots again. But that’s what’s so awesome about abstract! You can continuously add on the spots you consider ‘ugly.’ You just keep going until you don’t see anything you consider ‘ugly‘ anymore, & Voila! You have a finished painting!

  1. Ratio of medium to paint too high, paint did not adhere in certain areas (s/b no more than 50/50)
  2. Dark blue showing a few small random clumps – didn’t mix it enough. Signs of impatience? What, moi??🙈😌
  3. Red & blue? Definitely not the colors I should put together for this – the purple went gray in some areas & looked awful

I’m off to my studio. Round 2 & these learned lessons. More paint⬆️ Less medium⬇️

Try! Believe in Yourself! You can do absolutely anything if you tell yourself you can. But continue to say you can’twithout ever trying – & you never will🕉

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Acrylic Flow: ‘Beaches’

New painting: ‘Beaches’ by Love Infusion

(Click above link to view on Fine Art America)

🎶 Ohh I Heard it ‘Through the Grapevine’🎶

🎼🎶Ooh oh .. I was just about to lose my mind🎶


Setting up my new art profile on Fine Art America & Pixels .. reminding myself to:

∴ ∴ S l o w D o w n ∴ ∴

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‘Through the Grapevine’

Love Infusion Artwork – Fine Art America & Love Infusion Artwork – Pixels

It’s mind-blowing; since 2016, when I started Love Infusion©️, I’ve been choosing to give out lots & lots of Love, & I’ve seen constant nods from the Universe lovin’ me right back!!

Hearts everywhere!

So many that it’s impossible to be ‘just a coincidence;’ cuz there’s no such thing!

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Coincidence = absolutely nothing to do with mere chance!

Used by oh so many, understood by so few.

Coincidence

Might be time to learn its’ actual meaning & intended use 😉

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More & more Love 😉

Intuitive Painting: What Is It & Have You Ever?

The first time I heard about it I was hooked. 


“Intuitive or Process Painting allows individuals to travel a private path where they can uncover images of their inner selves through painting.

Play is encouraged.

The goal is not to make paintings for exhibition or to learn specific techniques.

The goal is to allow yourself the space to be inside color, paint, & process while locating the inner core of your creative self.”

– Nancy Fletcher Cassell


‘Breathe, relax, & tune-in, let go; open, still, calm, quiet – you become a beacon/a bridge/a channel; & the Universe/Spirit speak to you, & it will, through the canvas.’ Having recently tried my hand (head? heart?) at meditating I soon realized how much the two have in common. You just never know what kind of messages you’ll get. Here are two beautiful expressions by whimsical Intuitive Artist Flora Bowley:

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Intuition is a Key that opens many a lock 😉

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‘The First Time I Noticed the Universe Might be Conspiring to Help Me’

My intro to this amazing process was:
& her 10 tips / reasons to paint, & I do concur! I’ve since purchased books by both ladies!
  1. IN MEDITATION
  2. A FORM OF HEALING
  3. A METHOD OF JOURNAL KEEPING
  4. TO SILENCE YOUR INNER CRITIC
  5. RESOURCE FOR LIVING A FULL LIFE
  6. RELEASE FROM STRESS & COMPETITION
  7. TO REST & RENEW YOUR SPIRIT
  8. FEED YOUR PROFESSIONAL ART PROCESS
  9. RELEASE YOURSELF FROM CREATIVE BLOCKS
  10. TO GIVE YOURSELF LIFE

 

I don’t know ‘whose idea’ The Universe was – Proofbut it’s a messenger alright; in my life for sure, & there are others too. Messages can be received in a variety of ways. I’ve had inexplicable things just appear, without a conscious thought in sight!

 

 

My first (clueless) attempt: It started out as an orange background, & with a small brush I took some blue paint & began to just make swirls, like the ribbons I love doing – ‘Ribbons’. Do you remember the first time you tried to paint something? Especially if you’re like me & without any kind of artistic background, training, or even an artsy relative .. Do you remember having any clue as to what to paint; let alone even a smidge of a grasp on the incredible variety of techniques, tools, styles, colors, etc?

So why & how did this girl appear on my tiny I’m-just-gonna-push-some-paint-around-and-see-what-happens-canvas, & who kinda reminds me of me? And she just happens to be standing in front of what looks like a tornado? And beyond that, a swirl of blue skies are on the other side of that tornado – & lo & behold – an Angel? Seemingly ‘guarding’ the ‘entrance’ of a place with golden light?

The Angel literally just appeared. It actually looks just like an angel. It looks like it’d take quite some effort to try to paint that; effort & some experience/talent/skill .. None of which, atm, I have enough of to be able to purposefully paint, let alone draw, an angel like that – those wings, esp the right one, look so – Angelic.

I don’t do ‘stuff’ that’s supposed to look like ‘stuff’ – that’s why I chose Abstract 😉

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Might not seem super significant; I get ya. Except ..

At the time I was working on a chapter, my-life-story-so-far, for a book called ‘Soaring Through the Storm.’ In it I spoke of living through a hell that was compared to being stuck in the Eye of a Tornado, & how I came out the other side shining: ‘How a Failed Book Launch Turned into a Love of Painting & Blogging’.

I look at this little painting, in shock & awe. I never set out to paint anything. How could I? I didn’t know how to do anything yet. My running joke for 44 years re my ‘artistic talent’ was coming up with a slightly humorous way to look at my complete lack of artistic anything: ‘If I try to draw a blue house it looks like a red boat!’ I made up a silly joke to cover up why I couldn’t do something – that I never even tried! I’ve been gifted some pretty precious things – but patience was not among them. Kinda like when I tried teaching myself acoustic guitar but was ‘pissed’ (translate – impatient) that I hadn’t become Jimi Hendrix within the first 2 weeks: ‘Stella’ 🎸

So what’s the moral of the story? Well – do you want to succeed, stop suffering, & discover the endless well of Eternal Joy inside you that you can tap into at any moment?

You Can .. ON ONE CONDITION:

Stop.

Telling.

Yourself.

You.

Can’t.

I know you’re not here to stick sticks in your spokes 😉

‘Sometimes the only thing standing in your way is you.’

You CAN do anything.

The catch – You have to you believe you can 😉

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My Favorite Painting: Abstract & Acrylics 🎨

Haven’t been in my studio in awhile .. 

But that doesn’t mean I’m not creating!

Love making digital art, love love love it!

But I’m missing the canvas big-time 🎨

This one here, she still stands as my fave💞

Tap into your creative side & be free 🏇