Sunday, July 5, 2015

Two Blue Bears

As some of you may already know, I was given Flora Bowley's 5 week painting e-course, "Bloom True" as a thank you gift from Flora herself and I am sooooooo grateful for this opportunity! The 5 weeks are done and I have several large canvases that are "in progress". This was the first one I started on. Flora teaches "Brave, Intuitive Painting" and this is a real change from the very precise mandalas I have spent so much time on in recent years. I was really looking forward to the chance to loosen up and play and just see what happened! This blue bear wandered into my painting, painted almost entirely with my fingers! I didn't plan for him but once he was there I fell in love with him and decided he needed to stay. A few days after painting him I suddenly realized where my inspiration may have unconsciously come from! I HAVE a blue bear that sits on my bed everyday (along with other furry friends!). He thinks I painted his portrait and he is gloating! Sshhhh! Don't tell the others!! I think he may have popped up to remind me of an inspiration I have had for awhile to write and illustrate a children's book. It's percolating in my brain for now. In the meantime, I am looking forward to much more Brave, Intuitive Painting! Flora's class is WONDERFUL! So packed with content and inspiration and tips for letting go of fears and expectations. I highly recommend it to anyone....experienced painter or beginner!

10 comments:

Laura said...

Beautiful

Uta Mooney said...

You go girl!!!!

Jan said...

You have so much talent! This is so very different from your other precise work, I think it shows that you have instinctive talent when you can flow so easily into other art directions and create such beautiful work. Keep going!!

Laura said...

Agree with Jan and Uta

Robin said...

Oh you guys!! You make my heart swell! I really appreciate your kinds words of encouragement! I keep getting signs....telling me I'm on the right path.....thank you thank you!!!

Robin said...

Thank you, Laura! You always inspire me!

Robin said...

Thank you, Jan! I so appreciate your opinion and your support!

Robin said...

Thought I replied! Where did it go?! Thanks, Uta! You go girl as well!!

Suz said...

Love it. Such a loveable bear

Robin said...

Thank you Suz! It was fun!