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04-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Hi all :)
For me i discovered, that intuitiv painting is a good way to
express me and to become peaceful in my mind, especially when
I'm feeling sad or unsatisfied. But not only bad feelings should be
a motivation to paint intuitively. Joy is a very good starting point
to grab my wacom. Sometimes in my life i experienced a situation
of "don't know what to do or to feel or what is good for me". A per-
fect helplessness. In those unwanted situation a intuitiv painting
session helped me to find a new point to went to another better direction.

What is intuition? I try to give a short explanation. Intuition is the
ability to act spontaneously on impulse that comes from your mind.
Simply said listen to your heart or look into your heart or feel what
comes out of your heart. You know your inner voice?

Now i want to explain how to paint intuitively. I talk about feelings as
a motivation to paint. In this forum there is another very good thread
about painting feelings. The main difference from my to the other thread
is intuitiv painting means paint what you feel (or your inner voice telling you)
whileyou are painting. In the other thread the people decided
to paint a feeling before they begin to paint. And it maybe that they
have other feelings while painting as that what they decided to paint.

How to begin?
First, save some time for you.
It's good to have a silence room. You can listen to your favorite music,
no problem(not too loud).
Start your Artrage. (if your pc is out of order,grab paper and pencils)
You think you are a bad painter? It doesn't matter.
You stare to the large white and empty area on your screen and don't
know what to paint? Well, anything is allowed. Use the brush (or what
else you want to use) and paint in the color that comes first in your mind.
Look at that and try to feel, what you want to do next.
You hate that and want to throw it away? No problem, clean the sheet
and begin again (only if you want).
Try to focus your mind to the present. Thoughts of your past and future
are not important...for now.
Do some paint actions.
Look at that and try to feel.
Paint what you feel.
Feel what you are painting...
Let it flow out of your mind...
The most important thing are your experiences while painting.
Be happy.

Below you find some paintings i've done intuitively.
I wish you a lot of inspiration.
(you think my english is bad? you are right, cause i'm still learning... :lol: )

04-04-2008, 02:56 PM
Stimpy, your English is fine. So are these images for sure. In writing this is what's known as "stream of conciousness" ... writing immediately what comes to your mind without stopping to think about it. It is a legitimate approach and I'm surprised that no one has made a thread like this before. Great idea. :)

04-04-2008, 04:16 PM
May we post more than one?

04-04-2008, 04:31 PM

04-05-2008, 01:11 AM


I'm glad you like my Idea :D
"stream of conciousness" yes you got it :D
I call it living in the very present moment. Or be in a flowing
State, acting and or beeing without any hassle. It's a matter of
feeling rather than thinking. Sure, thoughts can be a part of this
secretful "flowing". But "behind" your thoughts and feelings there
is a peace- and joyfull stillness... Pure beeing. Some people might
think: What is he talking about? Is he taking some drugs?
No, no taking drugs is the most worse way somebody can go.
I will try to explain by telling about a situation i experienced last
I did a walk through the fields after the lunch at my job. The weather
was warm and sunny. The air smelled like summer. Butterflies was
flying around. Bees was humming. The wind blows gentle. Some
poppies shows there shining red color. And most beautiful: A field
lark did singing their silvery song. My thoughts were quiet. I felt joy
only...Can you imagine that?
Unfortunately those beautiful moments are very transient. But i can
remember that very clear. :D
Oh interesting painting but please explain, what is a "whatchamaflingie"?

Oh yes please, post as much as you can. Only the Artrage team can
limit that :lol:
Interesting abstract you did.
Barely there, is that a kind of pure beeing?

04-05-2008, 02:25 AM
Great idea, although sooner or later we should end with a psychologist review of the works after some art critique! :lol:
I'm kidding, but Your idea is really brilliant!

04-05-2008, 08:01 AM
Some interesting results!

I think Robertīs stream-of-consciousness suggests heīs in the middle of another project. Isnīt that the pin from an ArtRage reference image in the middle? :)

04-05-2008, 10:48 AM
This is a great idea for art project Stimpy.
I like your expressions. I think we should also try to
paint your words about the day in the field with the lark. It would make
a beautiful painting,
JulieDianne I did not see any rules. I like your piece.
Robert...genius. part Calder part Klee.
Here is one I did last night. Trying to be peaceful. :D

04-05-2008, 11:27 AM
Thanks all for your kind and humorous words :D

Very nice idea to paint those words i wrote.
Please don't hesitate to do so. I'll try to paint
that too...
Oh and you don't need to try to be peaceful when
you paint. It's ok if you are not. Consider intuitiv
painting as a kind of a dialog with yourself. Your
painting looks like you have had a dialog. It's a
very vital looking painting. :D

04-08-2008, 03:14 AM
Dear Stimpy, being basically a very shy person i like your good idea, but then i realized that the last painting i posted was exactly what you suggested, i saw some dafodills growing in an unlikely spot and equated it with life and nebulas and blah blah blah, but as you can see i got too tight and technical, will try to loosen up, all the new posts are what i will try to acheve, they are lovely and facinating to see thoughts on paper,,can't wait to see what others post,,,, thank you, ps, i think your english is lovely !

04-08-2008, 03:31 AM
Albert, "Donjuan" is brilliant! Feels like Latino impressionism. Love it. :)

04-08-2008, 09:09 AM
Hi Lee,
beautiful painting you did :D
It looks as you are on the right way.
I'm very interested to see your next work :)

04-15-2008, 10:34 AM
I promised to paint what i wrote about the lurk in the field. But
it was not possible for me to paint that for the moment. :oops: :cry:

Instead of that i painted two other intuitiv paintings.
Hope you enjoy it...

04-18-2008, 07:01 AM
And here is another one that helps me
fight a bit against my depresion...
Enjoy :)

04-18-2008, 09:36 AM
Dear Stimpy, your new paintings are very very nice, just love the sea and stars one, very pretty !!!!!

04-19-2008, 04:09 PM
I like the moonlight seascape. Beautiful with that texture background. :)

04-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Stimpy ... your #7 is brilliant! :)

04-20-2008, 03:41 AM
Hello again.

Thank you Lee
I enjoy you like my paintings :D

Thank you Pai :D
Greetings from Germany.
I think i can learn a lot of your paintings.
They are great examples of intuitiv painting.

Thank you Robert :D
Interesting you all like my number 7.
And this took the shortest time of all :lol:

D Akey
04-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Lots of different paintings. Different comments for each. All good.

My main comment is that I love the idea of playing around and letting the painting talk you you, and direct your free association -- where once the playing around takes hold consciously, you then follow that direction. . . and who knows!

Not the kind of playful luxury one can have when working in advertising usually, especially when one is supposed to do a painting of a car and the painting takes you to a fantasy castle.

But when we have the freedom, it's a great way to go. The more we do it, the conscious and unconscious begin merging where finally the conscious mind has that depth instantly.

Very cool.

04-20-2008, 09:43 PM
Hi Stimpy,

OK. I surrender. :lol: You got me to play fun with the tools again. Thanks for this interesting thread.

04-20-2008, 10:24 PM
wow Pai. Beautiful!!! :D :D :D

04-21-2008, 08:36 AM
Nice to see you here D Akey :D
Yes you said that very well.
But beware, when you painting intuitiv you'll meet yourself :lol:

Hi Pai,
oh please don't surrender :lol:
you did once again a veeery nice painting.
And it express the joy you had while you painted that,
am i right :?:

04-21-2008, 06:37 PM
Thank you Stimpy. :) I read again your meaning of intuitiv painting. It's very nice explanation. Did this why I listen to music just now.

04-22-2008, 08:23 AM
Yes you got it Pai.
First i :shock: stare at your piece of art and
find no words.........................but i've had a
feeling of inner peace and joy.

Thank you for that.

It reminds me that "behind" my symptoms of depression
is always light.

Needless to say your technik and colors are stunning.
I wonder again what can be done with artrage :D
But what is artrage worth without artists? (e. g. like you :wink: )

04-22-2008, 08:49 AM
It's a scar cemetery.

04-22-2008, 09:55 AM

04-22-2008, 08:15 PM
beautiful Pai. very interesting abstract... great colors. :D
Juliedianne that is a beautiful one. :D

04-29-2008, 06:02 PM
Thank you, GZ. :)

..imagined fantasy place..

04-29-2008, 10:04 PM
what a beautiful imaginative piece Pai. I love how you blended those various colors together in the background. What takes shape as a flower looks like some sort of sculptured glass medium. Really beautiful. This has a look
that only could be done in artrage I think. I can't imagine it being duplicated in any other program. Your work in ar is so original. :D

D Akey
04-30-2008, 03:21 AM
Holy mackrel, Pai. . . those are some marvelous paintings. You used your color sense to run with some cool surfaces. Very fine abstracts.

Inventive and artistic as ever!

D Akey
04-30-2008, 03:27 AM
Juliediane, that's an edgy image. Looks contrasty, like some of the elements are not harmonious. I feel like that sometimes, both on the inner and outer levels.

The outside world, in the city perhaps, there are all these people rushing around with their own lives happening that don't particularly relate. Rather they co-exist side by side, but there the relationship stops.

It's not entirely unlike a Rauschenberg, New York City theme painting though his was more of a blur at moments.

Nice image. Speaks volumes.

04-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Thank you GZ and D Akey for the kind words. Yeh, it's all from Artrage itself even the grain paper nothing from other resources. Just some experiments and having fun at the same time. :)

05-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Thank you Gz and D Akey.... I find it harder to paint feelings than anything.

05-05-2008, 12:31 PM
Thought I'd give it a go......... :oops:

05-05-2008, 12:39 PM
gorgeous. striking image Bumble. :D

05-07-2008, 04:03 AM
heres mine...

D Akey
05-07-2008, 05:17 AM
Nice one Bumble. Always with the skies. Really nice one at that.

D Akey
05-07-2008, 05:20 AM
Roweena, that's beautiful in its abstraction. Has a wonderfully flowing sheer feel like an abstraction of a dancer's flaring drapery in an elaborate and ornamental movement.