Atelier d’art Enjoy the unexpected
A painting technique to practice the Zen art of relaxation and concentration at the same time.

For centuries, artists used oil on prepared canvas to ensure better control of color and shape.
But when I tried painting with acrylic and Flow enhancer on non-prepared canvas, I immediately felt attracted by the unexpected flow of the color and its modifications before it dries – to the point that I became addicted to it. Why?
When controlling everything, painting feels like a monologue and inversely, here, I enjoy a dialogue with the color and the form.
My intervention on the surface is followed by an unexpected or partly unexpected reaction from the media and provokes in me another intervention and so on, until we both surrender to a delicate unique balance, created by both sides.
This dialogue is so thrilling and challenging, that it makes me feel in a constantly evolving state of improvisation.

I tried this technique with children, with adults non artists and every time not only the results were more than rewarding but the performance in itself procured some kind of state of awakening and awareness which would be envied by long practicing Zen Buddhists.

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