The Secret Language of Painting

Who’s up for a Painting Challenge this March 25th-29th!? And it’s completely FREE!

Join the private Facebook group for a chance to study with me! Gain early access to win points and prizes! There will be special pre-challenge exercises that will be worth extra points as well! This challenge is not open to current or past Vital Art Sessions members.

Join the group to answer this week’s question!

One day as I was staring at an art magazine with one of the most BEAUTIFUL paintings I had ever seen, I was entranced by the light, the colors, and the gorgeous petals. I was both in awe and distraught.

I was distraught because I thought I would never be able to paint like that. Painting seemed so complex and difficult… making me feel that only the smartest and most talented must be able to do it. I thought, this man must be a genius! And me? I just don’t have that level of talent or intelligence. 

Nevertheless, I decided to check out an art DVD at the school library of this artist’s painting. I went back to my dorm room and popped it in. Eating my ramen noodles ready to take notes that I figured would be far above my head, I was surprised at how simple it was!

It was like magic, but you could SEE the magic trick being put together. A brushstroke of black here…a highlight of white there…some glow of red here… and VOILA! He had made a grape appear out of thin air in a matter of minutes! 

This is when I realized that there was a simplicity to painting that I had never understood before. A visual language or system that once understood could lead to the creation of beautiful paintings without all the confusion. 

Stay tuned because next week I’ll be sharing more on this topic and inviting you to take part in a special challenge I’m offering for FREE! 

What is it that you’re confused about right now in your painting process?

Head over to the private Facebook group to answer this question for 20 points and get ready for the painting challenge, coming up on March 25th – 29th!

Join the Facebook group now for pre-challenge exercises, points, and a heads up on the supply list! 

Love in Light, Kelli

2 thoughts on “The Secret Language of Painting

  1. Hi Karen! We’ll keep you updated via emails on when the next 5 Day Painting Challenge will be and hopefully you will be able to join us then! 🙂

  2. Will you please do this again soon? I would LOVE to join in but have previous travel commitments for those dates. Thank you!

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