Because all we need is love
I love painting intuitively. Often, I start by picking up a bunch of different kinds of paints – heavy bodied, inks, fluids – in a variety of colors. I always have a variety of mark making tools on my table, ranging from brushes and pencils, to catalyst blades, palette knives and my fingers; and a variety of mixed media supplies like colored pencils, oil pastels.
Just throwing everything together, following my impulse, and seeing what arises brings me immense joy. Like on this piece – finding those little hearts within the layers of paint, and then noticing so many more abstract heart shapes peeking out throughout this piece.
Do you see them too?
Having navigated through a harrowing second wave of the pandemic in India, this was just the balm that my raw and aching heart needed.
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Beautiful it is. I too picked up my brushes at last and have been experimenting with colors 🙂 It is indeed very calming.
Would love to see your paintings! Do share! 🙂
Yes, I did spot some hearts hiding in your painting, Shinjini. 🙂 Such therapy it is, our art, isn’t it? I too depend upon it for the succour it brings.
It sure is, Shilpa! It’s hard to imagine life without art, isn’t it?
Your painting brings peace not just to you, but to us who look at these pictures, Shinjini. There’s just something about the colours and the shapes that spell peace.
I’m so happy to hear that those feelings translate, Corinne! You can never be sure with art, especially with abstracts!
Painting is definitely a calming experience. I am trying out digital painting to calm my nerves. Whatever helps us! Right? 🙂
Digital painting sounds fun! It’s so important to find the things that help us stay calm!
I am enjoying the colours you are working with, Shinj. Thanks for sharing on #WW
Thanks, Natasha! 🙂
So glad you shared your process here, Shinjini! I love the muted pastels you work with and the way those hearts appear on your canvas is so amazing! I must say that your process sounds so very inviting to me. Would love to get my painting kit out and give it a go some day. 🙂
Thanks, Esha! I hope you’ll pull out those paints soon and just let your brush dance on the page! I’d love to see what you create!