I am happy to share one of my favorite things. Today I am plugging Flora Bowley and her approach to painting. She makes beautiful art, she’s a beautiful person (I want to be her best friend!), and a couple years ago I took my very first online class from her to get a better handle on what is intuitive and visionary painting. I loved it so much! It was the best art class I’ve ever taken. I’ve been raving about her ever since. Anyone who is interested in exploring art should take this class. It will give you art skills but also help you get to know yourself. What I am so excited about is now Flora has an affiliate program so yes, I am getting compensation from these links posted below. I get to officially advocate for Flora Bowley and her art teaching, my favorite teacher and art class ever.
I used the Bloom True techniques to create this layered painting.
Anyone Can Paint!
We are all creative beings. We are here to create things. I believe that. I wish everyone would paint but that’s only because I love it so much. I understand that not everyone is interested in making art. BUT If you have the tiniest desire to try some art then DO it. Please do. I want everyone to experience the joy of playing with color and watching imagers develop on a canvas. You can paint. I believe in your talent.
The Best Painting Class I ever Had
I am a lifelong artist. I want to learn and grow and hone my skills. One of the things I believe in is trying new things and I love guidance. Every painting is a community effort as I seek out critiques in how to make it better. I am not much of an acrylic artist so decided to push my skill level and I signed up for a class by Flora Bowley. I wanted to see someone else’s approach to intuition in art and to see it communicated into words and a curriculum.
Changed my approach to how I approach the canvas
Ugh, I LOVED the class so much. Have I said that yet? I still refer to the lessons I learned. I still try to approach my paintings the way that Flora Bowley taught. Stretch. Dance. Listen to music you love. Paint! It’s a whole body activity. It was a scary concept to come to the canvas with NO plan.
I was given a Step by Step guide of how to let loose and begin a painting
I don’t teach my process. Maybe one day I will try. I have no idea what my process is. There is so much planning that goes into a painting but with Flora I was invited to let go and just let things happen. She also broke down complicated color theory and helped us not make mud.
- AMAZING beautiful professional videos where Flora demonstrates every aspect of the lesson
- Super doable step by step guide of how to paint that covers supplies, strokes, color mixing
- A Facebook Group community to get support and share the process
- Combining “going with the flow” with tangible techniques
- Constant encouragement to love yourself through the process
Open to your own intuition
I hope you will create your own creative path. Illustrate your feelings, make an art journal, mix some colors. Perhaps share it with the world. If you can do that you can paint on canvas.
This is the actual painting I made during the art course.
Learn real applicable Acrylic Painting Skills and Techniques
With Flora Bowley her online class was infused with rich colors and sultry music that instantly made me get up and want to paint. I would play the wonderful videos in my studio over and over as I painted along. I also really loved to share in the FB group with other artists and share the process. It’s such a personal and deep experience and that experience is illustrated in amazing colors.
When I paint I feel at one with the color and canvas
This is my life and I am so grateful to have discovered Flora Bowley. I’ve learned all I can about her. She is living in Oregan as a professional artist. She inspires me to live my dreams. There is so much I want to do and accomplish and share. It really is possible to live your dreams. She is an artist living her truth. This is why I am here: to play, to seek, to discover, to enjoy, and most of all to offer others hope and inspiration. I hope you will find a way to do these things as well. Maybe one step towards a happy life is to Learn to Paint.
If you’re not ready to commit to a whole course try one of Flora Bowley’s books. I have not read these yet but I really want to.