Intuitive art 

I was working with my friend Deb recently trying to reproduce some Flora Bowley intuitive art. I was given some Magic ink for my birthday ( acrylic ink) and I had been wondering how to use them. Flora Bowley produces large colourful semi abstract pieces you can see her work at

We started small building up layers, using acrylic paint and ink. I love the first 3 or 4 layers but find it hard to see shapes to work to develop the work further. 

I  bought Flora’s art journal ‘  Brave Intuitive Painting: A Journal For Living Creatively’ – which is a collection of  finished art work – examples of motifs and pages with prompts for you to work on. I  thought it might help me see more shapes in my work 

Below is a step by step and my initial piece with some shapes drawn into it 


I am loving the technique and have produced lots of versions – but I am still struggling to see shapes . I made a version with another friend – and she managed to see a tree. However I over worked it and ended up doodling on it- I am not sure if it is finished yet.  

 This is the example with the tree 

Bringing out the shapes using pale acrylic  
Overworked and resorting to doodling

I suppose the idea is to take the process and make it your own – I will keep going because I am learning so much.

More trees


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s