About: Intuitive Painting Process

When painting an Intuitive Painting, there are several approaches to help let go. The first step is to ruin the canvas. Once ruined the artists then begin applying paint and mark making using a combination of techniques.


A few examples are:


  • Closing one’s eyes while finger painting to the rhythm of whatever music that is playing in the workspace.

  • Dancing to the music while painting.

  • Using a variety of objects to stamp or roll paint onto the canvas

  • Using different tools to create a variety of shapes and textures.

  • Dripping paint from the edges.

  • Writing words on the piece.

  • Rotating the canvas frequently while mark making. 

  • If in a group setting, trade canvases with another artist to break personal attachment to the work.

  • If alone, paint multiple canvases at once.

  • Set the painting aside for a while and then approach it with fresh eyes.

  • Paint in a new environment to see the work differently.



Every so often it is recommended to stand back to look at the piece from a distance. Eventually, the painting will reveal what it is meant to be. Once the shapes are revealed, tease them out by painting around them without forcing imagery in any direction.  

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