Sunday, 10 June 2012

Spending hours and hours trying to paint.

I have become almost obsessed with painting after reading Flora Bowleys book Brave Intuitive Painting. I loved her work so set out to do as she suggested,under the title of the book she says
                                       let go,be bold.unfold.
Something I am not very good at,but I thought here goes. You need to use paper ,canvas or a            panel   as  large as possible. I had only a small space and nothing very large to use so I set to on the  
biggest water colour paper I had.You need several sheets at once,you cover the first one as you like then while its drying you move to the next one and so on. When you get back to the first you add more paint
you do this several times until you are satisfied. The idea is that you look at the background and see what it suggests to you.

They are in no way what I expected to happen,have 3 not yet finished  maybe the size of the paper resricted me? I certainly enjoyed myself and have 3 more to finish.I like the second one most of all
I think the other two are too controlled.The last one I might print onto fabric and see if I can sew into it.


  1. this sounds simple but it is very difficult to "let go" but you have already the qualifications: the creativity and tenacity.many happy returns

  2. Jill this is wonderful work! What a great beginning you have here. Just lovely. Keep at it! *smiles* Norma

  3. Wow Jill beautiful beautiful paintings. Love the second the best but honestly they all are brilliant

  4. Well, looks to me like you've had no trouble letting go 7 being bold, they're lovely! I must see if the library will order the book for me. looking at your last doll, you don't need to do sculpted faces, hers is so sweet ;) Could she hold a tiny heart or omething on a ribbon?...

  5. Jill your paintings are so beautifully made, but must admit that number two is my favorite, have a nice and creativ weekend.

  6. Oh these are so interesting. I shall have to look Flora Bowley up. Thanks for visiting my post. I made myself take color love to push myself in new directions. We will see....

  7. These are lovely paintings. The second one is so interesting. Nel is just starting to learn to paint, but she is using the oil paints. I have always thought it was such a talent when one could draw. Keep up your creative ideas.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  8. I love all the color in these and they are so pretty!!! How fun to have three going at once.

  9. Your paintings are great, love the colours. I did a workshop with Flora when she came to Australia, she's a fantastic teacher.

  10. Your paintings turned out wonderful - bold and beautiful. Flora would be happy.

  11. I really like these Jill!Love your colours too.
    Just letting you know that my blog has changed.New address is


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