Our Authentic Painting Language

We have been painting for years,  going along with whatever our group,  teacher, workshop leader is doing.

We try new things,  this and that,  and the latest painting fads.

One day,  perhaps quite unexpectedly,  we try something that goes well for us and we realize that;

"This is me. I am happy with this way of painting!  It feels natural and good when I make the marks,

 use the colors and draw the shapes."

You are now painting authentically.

You have, after all this time and experimentation reached the stage when you are painting "you"!

Not like your teacher, not like your best painting friends and not the latest painting fad.

You are painting "you"!

Painting authentically!

How long did it take you to reach this place where your marks,  your colors,  your shapes are a true

expression of you,  of your thoughts and dreams,  of your innermost being?

Perhaps it has taken a very long time,  years in fact.

A new vigor and enthusiasm becomes apparent as you work on your creations.

Now, when you paint,  each stroke,  each mark is like a handwritten signature.

Yours alone,  completely unique in this world of Billions!

Likewise, your paintings are yours alone,  reflecting you,  your interests and your environment.

Why would you want to paint any other way when you can be authentically YOU?

Webster's Dictionary:  Authentic;  genuine, veritable.  Being actually and percisely what is claimed. Not imaginary, false or imitation.



Overnight, tomorrow.

Let's look at our painting tomorrow.

Let's seen what the night brings.

What does the night bring?  Rest, dreams, a synthesis of the mental and physical activities of the day.

And a new light, a dim light; the early morning light.

Things look differently in the morning.

The shapes, colors revealing exactly "what" the painting is meaning.

What is the language of those shapes and colors?

Can you read it anew in the early morning light?

And what is it telling you today?

Hidden secrets, now revealed; the painting's symbolic language has been translated overnight by

one's own dreams, visions and subconscious!!

What a revelation!  Yesterday's insolvable problems can really be solved!

Ideas pile on top of one another!

A color here, a change of shape, more lines here, lighter on the top, darker on the side,

find some new references, redo this drawing!

One goes on painting day after day and the visual book and essay is written!