What surprised me most about my Painting The Feminine experience is how much I loved drawing and painting. I have no formal training; thus, I experienced creativity in the moment which was exciting. I loved exploring my own definition of the feminine and the divine Goddess.
I have never used oil pastels and enjoyed learning techniques with this art medium. I was so excited to paint on canvas as well, and learned to allow the acrylics to speak to me and to add to my canvas weeks later.
My three pieces represent various parts of who I am. The canvas with three women illustrates the maiden, mother and crone archetypes. Each aspect of a woman’s life has purpose and meaning. The three figures also represent Hecate, the Greek Goddess, who had the ability to see in three different directions.
The second piece I want to speak to is the pastel drawing that represents my spirituality through symbols.
The wolf, a constant animal energy in my life. The wolf has a spirit that expresses itself as it honors the full moon which is surrounded by the glorious feminine magical energy. The dragonfly shows up in my life as a messenger. Lastly, the green-eyed women – eyes are the window to the soul. Even in this pastel drawing her eyes draw me into the essence of her being.
I will continue to draw and paint as a continuous life exploration. I am very grateful for this wonderful workshop!