In the rush of our busy lives, it’s important to find moments of peace for our well-being. As women, we are juggling so many roles it can be unbearable to give to our responsibilities at home, at work, as a caretaker and ALSO give to ourselves- eat right, workout, go to therapy, keep in touch with friends and family. Often times it doesn’t feel like there’s enough of me. Over the years I’ve leaned into my rituals and practices to fill my cup, and Intuitive Watercolor Painting has been one of those rituals.
Watercolors has become a practice for me. A way to invite relaxation, creativity, and perspective into my life. Yes, I do make a living from selling my artwork and teaching, but I also have my own intuitive watercolor practice that Today, let’s dive into the joy of intuitive watercolor painting, a journey that goes beyond stress, reveals new perspectives, and nurtures our creative spirit.
What is Intuitive Watercolor Painting?
It’s not just about creating a final piece of art; it’s a journey of self-discovery, an active meditation that invites you to be fully present in the moment. Imagine yourself with a brush in hand, free to explore color, texture, tools, and images without the shackles of self-doubt and perfectionism. Intuitive painting is a spiritual, highly intuitive, and profoundly creative practice that beckons your devotion and dedication. The end goal? Ultimate relaxation and a transformative connection with your intuition.
In this beautiful dance with your inner self, intuitive watercolor painting becomes a form of meditation. It’s about releasing judgment, letting go of the need for perfection, and opening yourself to self-compassion and heightened awareness. Think of it as a safe space to ground yourself in the present moment, softening into your experience and co-creating with the universe.
The Magic of Intuitive Watercolor Painting
What makes intuitive watercolor painting truly special? It stands in stark contrast to perfectionism. Its mission is to quiet the inner critic, urging you to let go of judgment and be open to the beauty of the present moment. As you allow your inner voice to guide you, a profound sense of mindfulness intertwines with the artistic process, akin to an active meditation. With time, as you surrender to the creative flow, you’ll discover the art of intention and attention will start to show up in your daily life.
Why Intuitive Painting
At its core, intuitive watercolor painting has a singular objective—to draw compassionate attention to your own experience. This encompasses personal expression, relaxation, meditation, overcoming creative blocks, exploring inner feelings, and engaging in self-reflection. These aren’t goals, they are natural occurrences of bringing more presence to your creative process. To see how Intuitive Painting improved my work, check out this blogpost.
Unlocking the Healing Benefits of Intuitive Watercolor Painting
The benefits of intuitive watercolor painting extend far beyond the realms of art and creativity. It’s a therapeutic journey that elevates mindfulness, providing a pathway to “turning out” and, in turn, contributing significantly to stress relief and anxiety reduction. By focusing on one important aspect amidst life’s many complexities, you’ll find an enhanced capacity for self-expression and a heightened sense of well-being.
Let’s delve deeper into the remarkable benefits of intuitive watercolor painting:
✨ Stress Relief
Intuitive watercolor painting creates a zone where emotions can flow freely without the fear of critique. As a matter of fact you never have to share anything you create ~ it can just be for you in the process. This art form becomes a powerful technique for channeling emotions, helping you express thoughts that may be challenging to convey through words alone. As negative energy is released onto the paper, a profound connection with your inner self unfolds.
🌿 Creative Growth
I know what it feels like to work a job that is playing up your type-A strengths. Believe me, I loved being scheduled, organized, and clear in the corporate world. But that life without a creative outlet was completely soul-sucking. Even motherhood ~ where there was no room for, well, there was no room for ME. To this day I am so grateful every time I make room for my creativity to expand.
Loosen Up and Play
Discover a fresh perspective on fun through emotionally charged, color-rich intuitive painting. Working with wet-on-wet technique or letting your paintbrush doodle whatever comes to mind is a fun tool to start with. The more you explore, the more your skills evolve. You don’t have to have any prior experience to try intuitive watercolor painting! All you need is a willingness to experiment and an openness to your experience.
🌑 Deep Soul Work
You don’t need to be skilled to try intuitive watercolor painting. It’s a simple and accessible way to explore your creativity, connect with your emotions, and relax. It’s a journey of self-discovery and mindfulness that anyone can enjoy.
Dive Deeper in the Intro to Intuitive Watercolors Course
How would it feel to come to a blank page and know what to paint, with confidence and trust that you could figure out how to put your perspective on the page – and actually like it!
It’s time to stop following step-by-step watercolor tutorials and start mastering the foundations and strengthening your creative intuition.
Find out more about the course here.
Wildflower Farms Auberge Resort Watercolor with Nature Classes
Although I have classes all around the Hudson Valley, NYC and the Hamptons, my weekly schedule is at Wildflower Farms Auberge Resort in Gardiner, New York … right down the street from me! If you are looking for a luxury retreat 90 minutes north of NYC, this is your place. Be sure to book a workshop with yours truly!