Acrylic on 12 x 12 Canvas
In the midst of all my art shows, I’ve been trying to keep up with Flora Bowley’s Bloom True e-course.
I actually won a spot and was SO overjoyed, then I felt guilty and then stressed because I’m in my busiest season. Mostly I feel incredibly blessed and excited to be able to take a look into Flora’s process. The class is not just about painting, she talks a lot about letting go, being free, listening to your intuition, being brave. It is a beautiful class.
I don’t have any desire to start painting Flora-style abstracts, I am just hoping to let loose a little and become more free in my process. Sometimes my art can be very detailed, organized and intentional, which I love, but it can be a little work intensive sometimes. Overall, I will keep the true essence of me, with a dash of Flora thrown in every once in a while.
Here are some process pictures of all the layers that went into the above Buddha painting. You only see little glimpses of these layers in the final piece which is all a part of letting go and being free with the paint. I love that there is so much paint involved. It gives a great feeling of depth to the painting AND when you hold the painting up to light you can’t see through to the canvas, which is a little pet peeve of mine. ;p
I love this Buddha. The textures you build behind him are amazing!
It’s interesting to me that you talked about your layering process in this post, as the first thing I thought of when I saw this painting was “Wow I love how many different layers there are here…” That’s one of the things that I like best about your work, the color and whimsy paired with the layers of detail!
Hi Regina. Will you be selling prints of this?