ON LINE CLASS with Skill Share
Creative Mindfulness: Amazing Earth pigments, Visual Art in Texture and Color Image
My instruction is useful for any Artist in any medium. Join me to learn the luminous beauty of Egg Tempera, tips from a Master. Whether you use Oils, acrylics, watercolor or encaustic, all of them find their origin in stone. Using egg tempera taught me to go deeper, look longer, and understand the potential for finding God within Creation.
For 30 years I have pushed around with my brush the colorful dirt from our Mother Earth and noticed the beauty of Egg Tempera. While practicing and experimenting with these amazing earth pigments, the texture and color inevitably opens you to a new world. Your life can come alive through meditating on something as simple as a rock. Where did it come from , how long has it endured, and what is its essence or purpose? Stone is a slow metamorphosis over millions of years! In my Skillshare classes you watch the egg tempera dry and transmit its beauty to you.
My skill share course provides an opportunity for creative mindfulness while using million year old earth pigments. Their secret knowledge reveals small epiphanies.
Experimental painting gives you freedom to play: to see the pigments dry, how they mix, settle and change. My lessons will enliven your spirituality. A stroke of color is a breath away and celebrated with surprise. This is an introduction to painting with egg tempera as a vehicle for self knowledge. You are the person who does the work, the one who creates and witnesses the Earths beauty. You will enjoy discovering the luminous beauty of Egg Tempera, tips from a Master.
- Record in your Journal; I encourage you to write about your thoughts, insights and observations that break through the crust of what you thought you were and how you exist in the world.
The final lesson plan on Skillshare is a painting one image of your choice with egg tempera. You will have grasped seeing in a novel way, with a heightened awareness of how you influence the pigments. The preparation for the last project will inspire you to celebrate and delight in your own being, here and now as you paint. I want to take you on a journey in hopes you too will get it, get the wonder of God’s beautiful earth pigments being moved by you.
The Beauty of Egg Tempera in San Miguel Allende, Mexico
Anyone can Paint an Icon. Ironically less experience is always better; it is difficult to unlearn what we have learned. Whether it is theology or another painting technique, making room for new awareness is innocence. Mixing dirt and mystery is definitely uplifting, every brush stroke reminds you of the moment in Genesis where breath and creation meet. New Beginnings where anything can happen! I am only taking 4 students at a time. The egg tempera and meditation group begins first week June 1 and 2 , June 8, 9 and June 15,16. My three week icon painting workshops in the Studio is air conditioned so this year we will be cool! Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 3 hours each morning and 3 hours each afternoon. The cost is 320.00 USD.
The group will get an introduction to Byzantine style traditional icon painting. The medium is egg tempera and our conversations and focus is offered in a contemporary format. Students are led through the preparation of the icon, tracing the historical image and its theological basis, using egg emulsion, earth pigments, and gold leaf application. The group has lively and insightful discussion about God, why we are here and the beauty of Egg Tempera. We cover the symbolism and prayer embedded in this ancient tradition. Everyone will finish one icon.
You are welcome to make a suggestion as to which saint you want to paint. Forward to those interested.If you have any questions, please ask or call 4151525762.
Peace be with you.