When was the last time you visited a museum or viewed an art exhibit? Do you remember the feeling?
Wandering a museum or through an art exhibit can whisk you off to another land… that heavenly little place where you can find peace and quiet. As you observe the paintings up close, you cannot help but bask into the creativity of the artist whose works leave an enormous impact on your mood… whose colors influence your emotions.
We paint a sense of peace and serenity
We painters cannot define “peace”, “serenity”, “calm”, “healing”, and the like according to dictionary definition or in the way the great philosophers and thinkers do. We can describe… or even express with a stroke of our paintbrush. We define not through words but in different hues, tints, tones, and shades of colors ever known to people who take the time to appreciate art and know what we do.
Our paintings have such profound emotional impact. Whenever people tell us, “Your painting makes me feel at peace,” or “I feel so much peace and calm when I look at your paintings,” we feel appreciated… we feel worthy of our craft, but more than that, we feel special and relevant in the lives of people.
As artists, we are the first to experience the overwhelming feeling of peace that manifests when colors touch the canvas… when the harmonious marriage of colors occur between canvas and paintbrush… all made possible not only with our talent but with our desire to make art. Our definite major purpose is to evoke a fulfilling sense of peace and serenity.
To be able to paint peace, I should in some way and at some point, experience peace in my life. I believe that how we think, how we feel, what our attitude reflects, our actions and emotions, and our outlook in life play a role in our being able to paint the language of peace and serenity.
The colors of our emotions
Tired? Draw and color flowers to clear brain fog and reenergize your mind, body, and soul.
Bored? Why don’t you try an adult coloring book? And if you’re sad and disappointed, paint a rainbow or else copy a portrait or a painting.
Painting is an incredibly effective way to calm your emotions and thoughts and to recreate positivity in your life. The act of painting and the contemplation of form and color protect us from mental overload, uplift our spirit, and inspire the wonders that we fail to see in our everyday existence.
Of course, the beautiful feeling that we get while painting and above all, from paintings have something to do with colors. Colors have an enormous psychological and emotional impact on us.
For instance, red tends to trigger your stress response, making you anxious or angry. It is associated with anger, aggression, and danger but on the positive side, assertiveness, high energy, and passion. Red is not a known color for peace and calm; it is not a restful color for patients in hospitals.
The color blue and greens are the two most popular colors that evoke the soothing comfort of peace and calm. Natural colors they are, blue and green are mostly used in landscape paintings. The sky is blue and the grass is green, aren’t they?
With the color blue, you automatically think of the sky, water, and the sea. Peaceful, calm, and gentle, the soothing blue helps calm your mind, lower your blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety. Blue symbolizes truth, patience, honor, wisdom, and devotion.
The images of the earth, trees, plants, pastures, and everything about nature automatically comes to mind when you think of the color green. Green is not only a soothing color but also a refreshing one. It symbolizes nature and growth, hope and stability.
The color white stands for clarity, cleanliness, freshness, and purity. The color pink is known as a healing color which peacefulness helps soothe various energies in a room to promote balance. The color yellow makes you feel lively and energetic, signifying happiness, cheerfulness, positivity, and brightness.
The color violet is associated with meditation, which is why it is one of the colors that symbolize peace, especially inner peace, and wisdom. You might want to avoid gray which is a dull, boring, and depressing color, and black, which symbolizes darkness, nothingness, and mourning.
We paint from our own experience of peace to be able to paint a sense of peace and calm. We want people to feel at ease, relax and meditate as they view our paintings. Indeed, we also meditate as we paint and who would not when you deal with colors?
We painters are able to realize our experience of peace in our paintings… or in other words, share our experience and impart a message of peace and healing through our works.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This