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Heart-Soul Sumi Workshop—Foothills AC, Golden

What a happy experience we had Finding our Hearts and Souls in the Sumi Brushwork Workshop at Foothills Art Center on a beautiful October day in Colorado!

Finding Heart & Soul in Sumi Brushwork

“Finding Heart and Soul in Sumi e Abstract Brushwork” at Foothills AC

Students meditate, observe, go deeply into paintings both they themselves as well as myself have made, finding the meaning that is within their own hearts. Because of our intention, participants feel deeper resonance than they would have had otherwise. At one point, we draw a line “in the sand” on a sheet of paper with our brushes. We truly expect things on the other side to be invitational, special, to hold some kind of manifestation or insight.

Drawing the line "in the sand" with new expectations.

Seventeen people with lots of table space, good light, wonderful brushes for sumi e at Foothils AC, Golden!

Finding Heart & Soul in Sumi e Brushwork

Showing as many different styles as there are people in the class! Foothills AC, Golden, CO.

I’ve written more about the process in a previous blog post in Below is Donna, one of the happy painters from our workshop showing off final paintings that made us all happy!

One student's happy painting based on a quote.

“Sumi e abstract – Finding Your Heart and Soul in Brushwork!” Foothills AC, Golden, CO.

more workshops to come

Come join us next time. I’m preparing for a November 30, 2019 workshop at Mayu Meditation Center on Pearl Street in Denver. Also, stay in touch for a notice about a New Year’s New Beginning, Fresh Start (title may change) experience at Foothills Art Center in early January. More to follow!

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Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist