Use earth pigments to go deeper, look longer, and understand the potential for finding God within. For 30 years I have given myself permission to play in the dirt, to practice and experiment with new textures and colors that appear in life. I hope to provide an opportunity for mindful awareness of our spiritual nature through using earth pigments that have been used for centuries. Their secret knowledge is always revealed in silence.
Experimental painting with earth pigments, seeing them dry, and writing a journal require no special skill. These lessons will teach you spirituality is a breath away and a stroke of color to be seen and celebrated. I will focus on painting egg tempera as a vehicle for self-knowledge. If you are a painter/artist you will quickly note how your emotions are reflected in the pigments.
Egg tempera is the process of pushing small particles of dirt around to create visual art. You are the person who does the work, who creates beauty, and who makes decisions to do so. We will begin by using reference images like a menu, they are a place to begin and see what is available to taste and explore. A sample image allows you to follow an outline as a launchpad to freedom and creativity.
- Egg Tempera application; We will play with the colors of mother Earth, she has a great deal of texture and color wrapped up in the ancient million-year-old dirt we call earth pigment.
- Record in your Journal; We will write about our thoughts, insights, and observations that break through the crust of what you thought you were and how you exist in the world.