Letting Go

I'm so glad I've learned to turn to painting to release pent up emotional energy.  I'm expecting another burst of inspiration to come shortly thanks to another low this week that I'm working my way through.  This year has been a year of extreme highs and lows for me.  While it's been difficult to handle emotionally, it's been exactly what was needed to unleash the painting monster inside of me!  I'm now learning to paint by allowing the energy to move through me and it's been an amazing experience.  The more I can let go, the better the results.  It's absolutely fascinating, like someone else is painting through me.

Enjoy!

I love how this one turned out.  It looks ancient!

This was an early painting of mine that I painted over.  This looks so much better than the original!

Abstract Christmas tree



trying different styles


I painted this for a double picture frame. 

I also painted a mini version of my sparrow painting.  The colours turned out nicer and the poor little sparrow gained 20 pounds!!  lol

Have a wonderful weekend!

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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful paintings - all of them. The top one really does look ancient. I love the colors and the mood you've gotten in the painting. A new year is just around the corner. I hope that it will be better for you than you have indicated 2011 has been. Merry Christmas greetings. Faye

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  2. Lots of nice work here and so good its also great for you therapeutically!

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  3. Love the abstract Christmas tree! Hope everything gets better soon, Anne.

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  4. I'm sorry that you are going through a difficult time. You'd never know it from how beautifully these paintings turned out :)

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  5. Painting is so therapeutic for me too. It's good to get some emotions out with paint. It always makes me feel better. I really love the first painting!

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  6. The first painting is my favorite!
    Just beautiful!
    I love how painting keeps us grounded and soothes us. :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  7. Really fun and energetic brushstrokes in your pieces, I think art is a wonderful way to harness and unleash emotions as well.

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  8. Wow! Wonderful ~ full of creative expression and energy ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  9. how wonderful that you are letting your art flow through and enjoying the process and results! Fabulous pieces.

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  10. Beautiful and stunning work..what a wonderful array of creative expression..fabulous..shine on!
    Victoria

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  11. These are all wonderful Anne! Great work! Deb

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  12. Wow, what wonderful pieces and such variety.

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  13. oooh, I LOVE the abstract christmas tree!
    That is so cool!

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  14. these are all absolutely fantastic. As an art therapist I am a HUGE believer in art as catharsis, catalyst for feeling and analyzing feelings, and its healing potential.

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  15. Art is definitely a healer. I use it for relaxation, excitement and everything in between! I love the variety you have come up with here. Keep at it - immerse yourself in colour and paint - we can't wait to see what you and your Muse create :)

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  16. I love visiting you and seeing your awesome creations!

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  17. i love all the creativity that's coming through. it certainly is a great emotional release. i particularly love the abstract christmas tree. the colors are lovely!

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  18. Love your paintings, Anne. Especially love the first one and your Christmas tree! Brilliant! :) Hugs

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  19. There is nothing like splattering paint to release your emotions. With how it's inspiring you, you might just go looking for trouble so you can paint it.

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  20. What a lovely collection of work you have done!

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  21. Great paintings and you look like you are on a real creative journey. Enjoy the ride! Happy SS x

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  22. You have a lot of creations this week. That abstract christmas tree has so much energy. It intrigues me. Happy PPF!

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  23. Anne, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my painting "And Heaven and Nature Sing" It means so much to me! I'm happy to see your painting journey also. This year has been challenging for me,too, in many ways and I've "rediscovered" painting after a five-year lapse. I love all these paintings of yours - my favorite is the first one. I agree with you - it looks ancient...like one of the "old masters!" It's wonderful to have the support of fellow bloggers!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  24. Your paintings are wonderful.
    Merry Christmas Anne
    Hugs Rosemary...

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