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Friday, February 27, 2015

Bear Medicine

Last weekend I started an intuitive painting. You know, just puttin' paint to canvas without expectation. As I worked on (what are now) the background layers, a shape emerged, and it asked for attention. I honored it by giving the form some definition. What came through was Bear Medicine.

The practice of intuitive painting and drawing is common for me. It's a space to which I'm drawn. And there's a metaphor of Word. And it's an active space to which Nona Entropy has bound me.

All the same, it seems that lately it's taking a turn. A turn toward discipline, or ~ some might say ~ obsession. It's taken a turn toward expansion of meaning and healing too: Medicine. Thank you, Nona E.

In any event, I was perplexed by the emergence of Bear and have been sitting with the mystery of it all week. Today ... today I begin to see and feel inside the shadow of that mystery. To Bear witness. Today, my mother, Little Rita, would have been celebrating her birthday. This past week also held the birthday of my mother-in-law. And there it is: Bear Medicine. Or, at least an aspect of it. A place for me to sink a root or two ...  until I "finish" this latest work in progress, "Bear Medicine."

And I share this WIP with my artful friends at this week's Paint Party Friday ... and, as it turns out, with the tail end of February's Art Journal Journey!

Peace.

35 comments:

sheila 77 said...

Love your red bear and the blue and white background. That's a terrific "found" piece of art.
I like the knitted (?) rug at the side in the painting's colours, a nice presentation.

Christine said...

wonderful intuitive painting! The bear is a strong symbol in some cultures.

Alison said...

Wonderful art Rose!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your red bear .. this painting is just beautiful Rose!
I am very happy that you joined Art Journal Journey this month!
Have a grat weekend!
Happy PPF!
xxx
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your red bear, really gorgeous, and so strong. Thanks for joining us at AJJ! Hugs, Valerie

Faye said...

The red bear is beautiful. It is amazing to see how intuitive paintings turn out. I think this one will be wonderful.

Özge Başağaç said...

I love the deep layers in your painting. It feels like there is this story running in the foreground with the bear but there is also another one hidden behind, inside the sky and the clouds...

Lorraine said...

great textured bear

Geckostone said...

Your Bear Medicine is beautiful!!!Bear is a great healer!

Linda Kunsman said...

I love your piece so far and how you are using your intuition and guidance to create. I love animal medicine. One day I'd like to take time to focus on something similar and create a series. We'll see. Birthday wishes all around! And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog:)

Viola said...

So exciting, I love to see how the intuitive all came out, so beautiful!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful bear to represent so many special remembrances.
Collage comes to me intuitively but painting is something I am hoping to experience that way as well.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
oxo

GlorV1 said...

This is very well done Rose. I like the way you think. Great piece. Have a wonderful day.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice painting, colors, textures are gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Love this. It's the time of year where I feel like a bear. Can't wait for the spring where I still have time to go for a hike after work.

Sarah said...

Love this. It's the time of year where I feel like a bear. Can't wait for the spring where I still have time to go for a hike after work.

Carol said...

Loving where your art is going with this ♥ I'm just slapping paint on paper at this point waiting for the muse to say where we're going.

JoyCorcoran said...

The circle textures are compelling and I love the contrast between the cool sky and the warm red bear. It's healing to look at, too. :)

My name is Erika. said...

I think your bear piece is fantastic. I am really like how you can see the layering and how it gives so much depth to your work.

Karen Maggio said...

Enjoyed your intuitive painting and your thoughts about it.

SusuPetal said...

Medicine for the mind, just perfect, Rose.

Kim Elovirta said...

Love the bear and how it manifests in your painting. Love you too and the healing energy of bear.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Hi My first visit to you, and I am glad I came. I would so love to be intuitive! How wonderful to see in front of you were your mind and spirit are going. I love the red bear and the rich earth he is attached to.

kat said...

A great piece!

Tammie Lee said...

how wonderful that meaning came to you. that happens to me also with some pieces, they continue to offer insight as time goes on.

i love the colors and texture, and looking at this.

sending light around your women and their birthdays.

BLOGitse said...

Interesting and beautiful result!
Amazing how our intuition works...
Hot and humid greetings from Fiji!

VonnyK said...

I love your bear and I believe a "found" painting is so much more special. Like your subconscious is speaking to you.

Giggles said...

Beautiful intuitive painting...I love that it speaks to you so profoundly!! Wonderful post!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

I love painting intuitively and then realizing afterwards what the meaning is of the painting. Your bear is very powerful, and I love the connections you made with the bear medicine.

Kate Robertson said...

Bear medicine, that's a good thing. Thanks for linking.

Kate

Nic McLean said...

I do love the idea of intuitive paintings - my friend Denise of Denthe blog does these a lot and they're always wonderful. This is really lovely - I love the texture you've created and it's powerful that it has such resonance for you.

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly beautiful ;o)

Brizel Handcrafts said...

Lovely Bear… coming out of hibernation it seems. Happy Spring, Rose. <3

Sharkbytes said...

I guess that's why you're the artist and I'm not. Paint doesn't speak to me like that.

Silke Powers said...

That is a beautiful piece. I love the red bear on the light background and also your connection with the piece and what it has to say to you! xoxo Silke