An amazing workshop in Parksville!

Once again I was blessed to teach an amazing group of artists on Vancouver Island.  The McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville is such a perfect venue for classes.

We had a lot of fun, and everyone worked so hard.  There were many exciting breakthroughs & I can’t wait to come back for a follow-up class.

Parksville workshop May 27 & 28, 2017

Progression of an Abstract Intuitive painting

This was a painting I started in Parksville last week – the goal being to demonstrate the beginning of an abstract painting.  Here is a picture approx. 15 mins into the demo…..

Stage 1 Abstract Demo

Stage 1 Abstract Demo

After getting back to my studio, I took another stab at it, and the first thing I felt I needed to do was re-orient the painting (from a portrait to a landscape). I enhanced a few areas that were bothering me, and this was where I took it next (or should I say, it took me!):

Abstract demo phase 2

Abstract demo phase 2

After teaching ‘intuitive painting’ last week, I felt lead to exercise my own ‘letting go’. I was frustrated with this painting, and ready to give up. How can I teach the concept of intuitive painting if I’m not willing to take risks myself? So I did, and here is where the painting took me……

Abstract demo phase 3

Abstract demo phase 3

It’s not done yet, but I’m pleased with the results so far. I’ll keep you posted, and thanks for your interest in my art! Much love, Jenn xo

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