Thoughts on creating

In a sense the creative process is a form of getting lost, and then becoming found…Through the act of painting I find myself in a trance-like state, or meditation.  In my own art practice, it is all about brush control, and being in a state of contemplation. This is why I love sacred and religious icons and Indian miniatures.   Sometimes I find myself not knowing who is painting the picture, myself, or if the picture is painting itself through me.. The image wants to be expressed through me as a conduit.

People often talk about creative blocks, and my answer to that is ‘Just start.. and see where it leads you.’  Don’t worry if it’s not a ‘good piece’ .. just begin…’

Some people I work with on my retreats are more expressive; they love to use less control and just let go…Sometimes people paint with their left hand (if they are right-handed,) or with their eyes closed, or in the dark, or outside at night, by moonlight..




About alicemason1

I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. My Etsy shop:
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One Response to Thoughts on creating

  1. Martin says:

    It’s a wonderful frame of mind (and heart) during the creation of a painting. Something unconscious is flowing out of you.

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