Jessel Painting Lesson One
Here is what I do. I hope you will be inspired by this concept.
I take out a piece of paper or canvas (It does not matter what size I use.)
I put on my favorite music. Pandora Music is free and wonderful.
I use Colored Pencils, Crayons, Watercolors, Acrylics Oils (Whatever I have around...even just a pencil or pen)
I find a place to work and put something under the area to protect my space
I close my eyes and think about Butterflies and the shapes and colors they come in.
I go online and google Butterflies in the Images section.
As I look through the images one or more will resonate with me. I print out the images. (If you don't have a printer keep the image on your laptop or computer screen for inspiration)
I place the butterfly somewhere on your paper. NOT IN THE MIDDLE...Usually off the one side or angled.
I begin to either copy the image/images I love or use it as a reference.
I find flowers the same way I find butterflies and surround my "flutterbys" with my magical fantasy garden.
I spend as much time as I like pausing and stepping back from the piece.
If I feel like a word belongs somewhere in the image I try to place it quietly in my creation. I
If you choose to do this exercise Please send me your pieces!
THIS IS YOUR BUTTERFLY MOMENT
Loving your HeART
We are working on my new book Soulful Voices and she edited all my 6 books over the past 20 years. She sent this image and I love it!