One of my favorite books on painting is Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley. I love Flora’s artistic process and so much of my own painting so much just from reading that one book. Now there’s a three part series available on Creativebug with Flora…I just finished part one and I just get goosebumps looking at her beautiful studio, let alone her creative process.
Check out Flora’s new class Intuitive Painting with Flora Bowley on Creativebug or click through the image below:
My art is influenced by so many things. I like to take a process and make it my own but you can definitely see Flora’s influence in some of my most recent work:
I love these most recent pieces I made…I hand stitched vintage embroidery finds onto the paintings. A portion of proceeds from each sale went to support our local animal shelter! Thank you to everyone who purchased them off of Etsy! The shelter was so happy for the donation.
I’ve had so many people comment on Instagram asking me to do a tutorial on my painting process but I think you should just go and learn straight from Flora!
Flora’s Book on Painting:
“Flora S. Bowley’s fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don’t begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.” Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.”
Flora also has a new book coming out in November that I’ve already pre-ordered. Can’t wait!
Disclaimer: I’m an affiliate of Creativebug, because I’m a huge fan. Their classes highlight things I actually want to learn, and the videos are beautifully done.