Patricia Brickell - Colour Impressionist Exhibition

Here’s to a beautiful life, fill your glasses, be merry. Here is what I want to share with you. It is how I paint: My talk at Driving Creek Gallery Exhibition 7th Dec 2023 - 3rd Jan 2024

The third Eye is the opening to your creativity your inner creative power it is a crystal energy. This energy is quite hard to hold you most likely feel you need to make a cup of tea, sort of do anything to escape it. If you do feel this way. Breathe it in. Do a little deep breathing helps it to stay put in the body If you can hold it -it is another dimension of yourself. The creative vibration on a higher vibrational level than you are possibly used to.

When the creative energy comes in its possible to feel it Its quite hard to hold as your creative dimension comes to you, You will feel you are holding something strange Be open hold it, don’t run away. Consider yourself a crystal being Be in a none judgmental space of the self, In other words seeing through your crystal soul eye there is a knowingness that when you look at a coloured tube of paint use it and know it to be so at that moment It is the colour to use or the thing to do in this moment one step at a time One next moment following the next Moments keep coming one after the other they come Now here is where you need to trust the self completely trusting the self-feeling.

One needs to be in a state of unconditional love non-judgment and a kind of knowingness ancient wisdom Importance to be happy and loving with the self-more To learn to love and love the self-more.

Teach Colour Wheel The primary colours are the parents Red Blue Yellow the children are the colours on either side purple green orange the cousins are the colour on either side of the children and they are your neutrals To create drama, use dark and light Black and white are space holders used in the design and they needs to be broken up and softened in the spaces they are holding.

A painting comes into existence when it is being viewed and created at the same time It’s the experience of the creator and the viewer at the same time, that’s important. Painting the canvas is the experience, created out of curiosity wanting to know what happens next in Imagination vast.

Keep putting on the paint be aware of the design conformation the 2/3 rule Zig zag oval round shapes and distance recession your layout of the divisions especially your style unfolding.

The canvas has a title, knows what it wants to be, like a short story, a piece of music, poem etc.

There is a rhythm and it has a title which is your expression If you find yourself in a bit of chaos’s go back to the principle of good design define your spaces, colour and stay with the experience. You will be in the creative mind that also swings between the logical one and feel yourself in another dimension Paint the work from all directions etc. e.g. upside down sideways take risks see what happens what is the dominant colour to be in the final editing.

Put warm colours over cool colours e.g. hot reds over cool reds etc. Colours in separate places on canvas- With colour group hots over cool hots and cool blues under warm blues.

The editing stage it is easier than the initial creative stage of holding the expressive energy and you a bit off the planet and if disturbed your feel yourself drop back- fall back in your body The inner voice leads a merry dance There is a conversation between you and the canvas Work is finished when the voice of the canvas is silent the painter and the viewer satisfied Never wipe out a work to start again but trust and keep going the answers never fail to come even if it is days or weeks later as new ideas come forth skill level increases but staying with it you will learn to trust the process yourself, come to new learning. Paint a number of canvas at the same time.