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Botanical / Intuitive Art Tutorial – Step Into Your Flower

In this video, I’m sharing some of the techniques and workings of my current work in progress, “Step into Your Flower.” I am working on a large circular board with a diameter of 81 cm. 

This work is part of my “Think Pink series” for my upcoming exhibition in October and my book by the same name which is due for release later this month.

I’m working with a mixture of paint straight from the tube and also fluid washes of colour,  action painting and intuitive marks

I’m working with my favourite colour palette at the moment, magenta, and beautiful tangerine oranges, with accents of primary yellow.

In part, I am inspired by the philosophy and creations of two pioneering female artists, Georgia O’Keeffe and Helen Frankenthaler. Georgia once said, “Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

This video is about how to get started using your emotions to spark the creative process. In the beginning, I was feeling angry about something. As always I like to transform passionate anger into something purposeful and beautiful. You’ll see me add in layers of several painting sessions and continue playfully and intuitively.

As you’ll see, I like to splash colour puddles and throw paint around. The point is to keep building up your layers and create playfully, fluidly and to push through the fear of making a mistake or worrying about artists block and imbue your work with fun. 

(Don’t forget you can adjust playback speed with the little wheel in the bottom right)

If you enjoy this video, you will also enjoy seeing me create a finished work, Sunday Surprise which sold instantly— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUTyB…


The Flowering of Your True Potential Guided Meditation

Think Pink: Overcome Negative Thoughts, Think Positive & Bring  More Joy to Your Life, by Cassandra Gaisford. Sign up to my newsletter to be the first to know when this book is released. http://eepurl.com/bEArfT

Think Pink Art Exhibition

How To Find Your Passion And Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want and Live the Life You Love 

Love! Love! Love! Group Coaching Programme

I’m Cassandra Gaisford—an award-winning artist, bestselling author and creativity coach. I love painting in the style of abstract expressionism inspired by nature. I create flowers and landscapes using acrylic paints, watercolours, encaustic, pastels and pencils (and other art-making tools). I am fortunate to live in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. 

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Botanical / Intuitive Art Tutorial – Step Into Your Flower

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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