As I mentioned in a post, I recently read “Brave Intuitive Painting” by Flora S Bowley and decided to take a couple of canvases that were sitting around my studio unfinished to play with. The first (Shiny Medals) started out as a birch tree composition and the second (Intuition) was a yellow background I’d started for another painting and then decided to go in a different direction. The idea behind intuitive painting is to follow your gut and just put paint where you feel it should go. It was an interesting process and very freeing – so much of the work that I do requires some precision, and this was about instinct. I really enjoyed making the paintings, but I had to sit with each of them for a couple of days until I was sure that they were finished. I put together a composite of Shiny Medals in progress as it took a while and I tried to get images in most stages, while Intuition came together much faster. I will definitely continue with method of painting, along with the other type of work I love to do.