On my Easel – New Consciousness by Artist Joan A Brown

On my Easel - New Consciousness Artist Joan A Brown

On my Easel – New Consciousness Artist Joan A Brown

The year 2018 presents a significant turning point for me in terms of how I create. I am finally able to tap into a truer, more genuine version of myself. This realization is being reflected in my latest creations.

For decades I have doubted my creative abilities, mainly because I am self-taught and without formal training. I have since come to realize that fact need not matter and should never stop me from expressing myself creatively and following my bliss. The times I am in creative mode are the only times  I find myself able to let go of the concept of time, accept what is, and truly feel that which moves me.

I’ve noticed the creative process getting easier; more enjoyable. I wake up and I can’t wait to get to my easel, rain or shine. The creative block has finally dissipated.

ABOUT ON MY EASEL – NEW CONSCIOUSNESS ARTIST JOAN A BROWN

I wanted to start the year off working on a much larger canvas than I usually paint on. It’s suppose to be symbolic of my wanting to “go BIG or go home” for this year. My goal is to aim BIGGER! My intent with this one is to practice working with values. Value in my paintings has always been a challenge for me, therefore I’ve decided to make it my mission this year to begin placing more emphasis and attention on the value in my work including my drawings and the paintings I do in acrylics; in an effort to develop my skills and produce better, more realistic artwork.

On my Easel – New Consciousness Artist Joan A Brown, so titled, because it represents the mindset I have now. The reference material is taken from a photo I saw taken by oscarlinares240 .

I love the calm I experience when I look at this image. I am enjoying capturing that essence in this painting. It also makes a great subject for practicing values. I am working with a very limited palette. One that consist of the 3 primary colors plus white. That is my signature palette, and makes the process a lot simpler for me.
I use white along with blue and red to produce my own value scale. Then I use that value scale to produce a middle value painting.

The image you see here: On my Easel – New Consciousness by Artist Joan A Brown, is after I’ve completed the preliminary sketch on the canvas followed by blocking in the basic subjects. There’s much more work to do so I best get at it. I will post pictures here of the final painting for those of you interested in seeing it (or purchasing it).


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Zen Consciousness New Age Collective Transformations

Zen Consciousness New Age Collective Transformations

New Age Collective Transformations

Artist Joan A Brown developed Zen Consciousness for the sole purpose of bringing further awareness to higher consciousness. The goal is to produce quality contemporary art that encourages and strengthens people seeking to connect with their higher selves.

Why I do Zen Consciousness

It’s my firm belief that art in various forms, can be used to lift the spirits of people who may be feeling stressed. Moving media, positive affirmations, paintings, drawings, and many other visual creations can be applied in ways that encourage and support people searching to understand higher consciousness.

Hence, my intended goal is not only to enhance the physical surroundings of those who gain access to my art, but also to help improve people’s mood, increase their joy, and transform their lives.

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Zen Consciousness Spiritual Beings

Zen Consciousness Spiritual Beings

Zen Consciousness Spiritual Beings

Zen Consciousness Spiritual Beings is a short clip created by Artist Joan A Brown in support of a movement I firmly believe contributes to us experiencing our truest potential. The movement I refer to is the “New Age” movement. It is a benevolent way of thinking and living our lives, allowing us to tap deeper into consciousness, which in turn connects us to our higher selves.

It is necessary for the human race to continue growing and evolving if we are to survive as a species. New Age understanding is a gradual expansion, but thankfully the global momentum is picking up, especially in these most recent years.

Accepting this responsibility and actively playing our individual roles, we benefit not only ourselves, but the whole as well.

Time to break the mold

Furthermore, it is beneficial for us to open our minds to learning other ways of thinking, outside the “traditions”, “teachings”, and “beliefs” that have been held onto for centuries; accepted and passed on from one generation to the next as though written in stone. (not that there’s anything wrong with that). What I am attempting to emphasize here, is that there is much more to life than many of us realize. We benefit to step outside the box and explore what that might be.

My aim in putting together Zen Consciousness, is to contribute through the art I create, another way we can help make the world a better place.  We have a responsibility towards one another. Accepting this responsibility and actively playing our individual roles, we benefit not only ourselves, but the whole as well. Additionally, we begin to see and experience in our own lives how much more alike we are than there are differences. This ‘enlightenment’ and evolution is worth the effort. That’s just my ‘chew’ on things.

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What is Zen Consciousness?

Zen Consciousness is a Community Media Feature (CMF) developed by visual artist Joan A Brown for the advancement and progress of New Age collective awareness. Zen Consciousness is part of the artist’s mission is to produces quality contemporary artworks and videos, as well as other mixed-media aimed at visually enhancing the personal and professional surroundings of Peoples who feel a desire to tap into and connect to their higher selves. This will in turn result in personal and collective transformations that can improve our mood, bring them joy and enable them to experience their true potential.

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